I knew Glenn pretty well and you bring up some good points. But he was actually a very nice and humble guy when he wasn't on stage. If you talk to a lot of old Cleveland musicians and especially guitar players that were starting out in the 60s, Glenn was no doubt an admiration and huge influence. That's never been disputed by anyone in the Cleveland music scene during that time. I mean, he certainly was in the original James Gang and Glenn taught Joe Walsh a lot of the guitar parts after he left. Joe has confirmed this numerous times. He always referred to Glenn as his first guitar teacher. Anything beyond that is anybody's guess. Could be some truth, some fabrication. Did Hendrix know who Glenn was? Sure, probably. He probably said he liked him once. There is no doubt Glenn had to have jammed at least a small handful of a lot of guitarists we consider rock stars. Check out some of the bills that PG&E played on in the late 60s early 70s. But I dont think there's any truth to the rumors that Duane Allman wanted Glenn before they got Dickie Betts. Or any of that other sensationalist stuff. I have played guitar with Glenn a few times and shared a bill with him more than a few. His playing was so erratic, but you could once every so often hear the greatness come through that everyone talked about - the stuff that kept him locally famous at least. But yes, it did seem more often than not as he got older, that his playing was very schizophrenic. However, I can remember on many occasions where he would seem to be having an off night -- then for like 5 or 6 minutes he would just really sink into the zone an execute licks that would make your eyes pop out. Truly captivating and would wow the sh*t out of any guitar player. Like "where the hell did THAT come from!!??" kind of stuff. Then he'd revert back to his old self.