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When I refer to the past and use subjunctive-mood if-clause, do I have to use Past Perfect or using Past Simple is also fine?

For example, should it be like:

Do you remember what happened when I first met that singer 20 years ago? If I hadn't known anything about that singer, I would have definitely considered him to be а mediocre.

or it can be like:

Do you remember what happened when I first met that singer 20 years ago? If I didn't know anything about that singer, I would have definitely considered him to be а mediocre.

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Past Perfect should be used in this case, therefore " If I hadn't known..." "Hadn't I known..." (inversion of subject and auxilliary) is also an option.

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