Sigh....I recall the first time I ever saw SRV(on TV). "The New Music" used to be a great show in Toronto back in the late 70's/early 80's with JD Roberts(yes, the CNN guy) as one of the hosts. They showed this guy playing some fancy licks to a new release called "Couldn't Stand the Weather" in one of our local clubs, sweat pouring off him as he played away....I remember telling my brother about this awesome guitar payer I'd just seen on TV. Of course, I picked up the Vinyl at Sam the Record Man the next day!
A person convinced against their will is of the same opinion still.