My girlfriend and I just got done arguing about John Lennon. I think he was a hero, and my girlfriend thinks he was just another celebrity. I say he was a hero because he stepped out of the box to speak against the system, as well as to speak boldly about many other topics that weren't necessarily socially-acceptable things to sing about in mainstream music. Not to mention, of course, that he died one of the most influential musicians in history. (By the way, his personal life isn't relevant here... he obviously wasn't very nice to women among other things.)
She said that if he was truly a hero, he would be in the history books. She said more people would know about him, and it would be a bigger deal. She thinks Lennon was simply a music man, and nothing more.
I don't know what the Flood knows about the man, but does anyone have an opinion? I gave up trying to prove my girlfriend wrong, so now I'm just curious if anyone else has a constructive opinion about it.
So what do you think, was he a hero, or just a famous musician?