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Tonight Pierre is playing at Charing Cross station. He’s 62 now, has a wife and two kids, a faded black guitar case to catch the money that he makes. He’s wearing a black hat with all the colours of the rainbow printed on it; a dark grey shirt with a black pendant strung around his neck; a busking license on the left leg of his black pants; an acoustic guitar with a Venetian cutaway, and a rose burst finish.
The criteria for this list is pretty basic: a good cover both honors the quality of the original song, as well as adds a level of nuance and individuality to it that justifies having done a cover in the first place, and any cover of a Beatles song has been disqualified on principle.