This Day in Music History: September 27. 1. The Beach Boys made their TV debut on 'The Ed Sullivan Show' on US TV. 2. The Beatles recorded various parts for the new John Lennon song ‘I Am the Walrus’. 3. Cliff Burton, bass player for Metallica was crushed to death after the band's tour bus crashed between Stockholm and Copenhagen. 4. And much more...
Metallica: "When they began, Cliff ran the band, he was in charge"
Future Metallica members were probably drunk or stoned (probably both) on the other side of the Atlantic whilst I was sitting as a child of single digits back home in one of my favourite ever teacher's classes.
Clifford Lee "Cliff" Burton (February 1962 – September was an American musician, best known as the bass guitarist for the American thrash metal band Metallica. ( Memorial stone near the crash site, next to Master of Puppets CD )