'Squawk' hosts pick top live albums (and so can you!)

Squawk talks 50 greatest live albums of all time
Squawk talks 50 greatest live albums of all time   

The Rolling Stone list of the top 50 live albums of all time got the "Squawk Box" gang and our viewers going Thursday morning.

According to Rolling Stone, the top five are as follows:

  1. James Brown - "Live at the Apollo' (1963)
  2. The Allman Brothers Band - 'At Fillmore East' (1971)
  3. Johnny Cash - 'At Folsom Prison' (1968)
  4. The Who - 'Live at Leeds' (1970)
  5. B.B. King - 'Live at the Regal' (1965)

So in the interest of musical expression and variety, we coaxed top 5 lists out of "Squawk" co-hosts Joe Kernen, Becky Quick and Andrew Ross Sorkin.

Andrew Ross Sorkin, Becky Quick and Joe Kernen on the new set of Squawk Box in New York City.
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Andrew Ross Sorkin, Becky Quick and Joe Kernen on the new set of Squawk Box in New York City.

Joe's list:

  1. The Allman Brothers Band - 'At Fillmore East' (1971)
  2. Al Di Meola - 'Tour De Force – Live' (1982)
  3. John Mayall - 'The Turning Point' (1969)
  4. Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young - '4 Way Street' (1971)
  5. Keith Jarrett - 'The Koln Concert' (1975)
    Bonus pick: Joni Mitchell - 'Miles of Aisles' (1974)

Becky's list:

  1. David Allan Coe - Live: If That Ain't Country (1997)
  2. Aretha Franklin - Live at Fillmore West (1971)
  3. John Mellencamp - Life, Death, Love and Freedom (2008)
  4. Willie Nelson - Willie Nelson Live (1976)
  5. John Denver - An Evening with John Denver (1975)
    Bonus pick: Dave Matthews Band - Live at Red Rocks (1997)

Andrew's list:

  1. 'Michael Jackson Live in Bucharest: The Dangerous Tour' (2005)
  2. Dave Matthews Band - 'Listener Supported' (1999)
  3. Billy Joel - 'Songs in the Attic' (1981)
  4. Paul McCartney - 'Back in the U.S.' (2002)
  5. The Rolling Stones - 'No Security' (1998)
    Bonus pick: Milli Vanilli - 'The Unreleased Live Album' (Joke: cue the laugh track!)

Feel free to post your top 5 to our Facebook page in the comments of the post on this article. (Maybe we'll read a few live on the air Friday morning on "Squawk Box, which airs 6 a.m. ET to 9 a.m. ET.)

By the way, I'm sure you don't want mine, but here it is anyway:

  1. Kansas - 'Two for the Show' (1978)
  2. Iron Maiden - 'Live After Death' (1985)
  3. Rush - 'Exit ... Stage Left' (1981)
  4. Scorpions - 'World Wide Live' (1985)
  5. Dio - 'At Donington UK: Live' (1983 & 1987)

Rock on!

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