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On this date in 1986, Cliff Burton of Metallica, regarded by many as one of the best, if not the greatest, bassists of all time, was killed in a bus accident in Sweden. Arguably the saddest day in metal history.

Though Burton wrote and co-wrote many songs, his greatest work is commonly agreed to be "Orion" off of the Master of Puppets album.
Only Randy Rhoads' and Dimebag Darrell's deaths came close to shaking the metal world as much as Burton's.

September 27 was a horrible day for metalheads everywhere.
by J. Arnier September 28, 2007
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