Serious question. He died before I was born. For those who lived through it: was his genious fully appreciated during his lifetime, or only after his death? I know Clapton, the Beatles, and his contemporaries admired him. But he was billed at the END of Woodstock (not really a slot for a superstar) and I’ve read reports that after he died, many of his guitars were sold on the used rack at Manny’s just like any guitar off the street. Obviously he was famous, but was he superstar famous while still alive?