Cliff Burtons Vater spendet das METALLICA-Honorar seines Sohnes an ein Programm für Musikstipendien

Die Legende Cliff Burton lebt auch Jahre nach seinem Tod 1986 bei einem Tourbusunfall mit METALLICA in den ersten drei Alben weiter. Sein 92-jähriger Vater spendet alle Einnahmen des Honorars, das er auch nach dieser langen Zeit noch erhält, an Cliffs alte Schule, die Castro Valley High School, um dort Musikstipendien zu unterstützen. Ray Burton: „From the royalties that I get, I give a scholarship to the high school he went to, the Castro Valley High School, for music. So the kids that have won it thank me for it. I think Cliff probably would have done that with his money, because he was not against education by any means. He liked it very much.“

Er erinnert sich außerdem daran, dass Cliff seine Eltern mit seinem ersten Scheck zum Sushi-Essen ausgeführt hat – auch damals gab es schon 1500 Dollar: „I had absolutely no idea what that album meant. We realized that things had a possibility of really getting big when Cliff got his first royalty check. I think it was $1,500. He said, ‚Mom and dad, here’s my first check. Come on, I’ll take you out to dinner tonight.‘ ‚Okay, let’s go!‘ We went to dinner to his favorite sushi place in Hayward, which is right next door to Castro Valley. That was the first thing that I got that maybe there were bigger things down the road.“

Was für ein toller Typ!

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(Quelle: Metal Injection )