Well John Lennon wasn't the 'working class hero' everyone made him out to be either. As I said before ... I'm not THAT fond of McCartney - but in their partnership (apart from just one or two songs) it was McCartney's that were my favourites.
In fact - the best thing about John Lennon was Yoko Ono! She's done more for Liverpool than Lennon ever did.
Lennon always seemed quite moody and cantankerous (though he did at least have a dry sense of humour).
I get the impression that Cilla's 'mates' are all of the shallow and vacuous variety, just like herself.