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Buckley fans protest against x-Factor Conestant’s cover of Leonard Cohen’s song

closequoteJeff Buckley’s version of ‘Hallelujah’ has re-entered the UK singles chart, just two weeks before the winner of this year’s ‘X Factor’ will release a cover of the song in a bid to get the coveted Christmas Number One.

Although the winner of the TV talent show is yet to be decided, fans of Buckley’s version of the song – and Leonard Cohen’s, who wrote the song – have been buying his version in protest.

Meanwhile, Radiohead’s Thom Yorke reputedly recorded his vocals for ‘Fake Plastic Trees’ directly after seeing Buckley perform in Highbury, north `London, armed only with an acoustic guitar and pint of Guinness. Yorke was apparently so impressed by the passion and simplicity of Buckley’s performance that he recorded his vocals in just two takes, bursting into tears at the song’s end.

Other famous fans include Brad Pitt, who says he has an “obsession” with Buckley, Patti Smith, and Cocteau Twins singer Liz Fraser, who reportedly had a brief relationship with him.


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