It’s been 25 years today that Clifford Lee Burton died in the Metallica tour bus accident in Sweden.
He was just 24 years old.
Here is his final bass solo, played at his final gig in Stockholm September 26, 1986. He died early the next morning.
I spliced the end of the concert together for this clip, so we hear Cliff’s voice say “thank you” (as well as a very weasy sounding Kirk would be my guess).
Enjoy Cliff, the major rager in denim.