Joe, Becky, and Andrew squawk their Top 10 bands
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Top 10 bands and artists of all time
Tom Lee of JPMorgan guest-hosted Tuesday after being out all night after an Eagles concert. This led to an all-show conversation about which bands are the best of all time. (Keep reading, if you want his take on stocks.)
This sparked a lively debate among the anchors and the viewers on Twitter with only one concrete conclusion emerging: The only right answer is your own!
(My No. 1, of course, is Kansas! @kansasband on Twitter. Have I mentioned that Kansas drummer Phil Ehart is the official percussionist of Squawk Box? I have? OK, fine but I'll mention it again anyway!)
So we asked co-hosts Joe Kernen, Becky Quick and Andrew Ross Sorkin to forget history, forget geography and give us their list of 10 favorite bands/artists of all time! Don't number them. Just give us the ones you couldn't live without if you were being sent to a desert island forever.
The only unanimous choice from all three was "Steve Liesman & the Mooncussers" (we just said that to make @SteveLiesman feel good). So we'll take that as a given, and now give you everybody's list No 2. through 11 (in no particular order).
Joe's list: The Beatles, Pink Floyd, Miles Davis, Gary Burton, Kenny Chesney, The Smiths, Neil Young, Blind Faith, Steely Dan and Anita Baker
Becky's list: John Mellencamp, Dave Matthews, Willie Nelson, Aretha Franklin, The Beatles, David Allen Coe, Jack Johnson, Bob Marley, Bonnie Raitt and Cat Stevens
Andrew's list: Bob Dylan, R.E.M., The Rolling Stones, Michael Jackson, Bruce Springsteen, Madonna, Dave Matthews, Frank Sinatra, Jay-Z and Eminem
Then the fever started spreading and others wanted in on the act.
Gary Kaminsky—vice chairman of Morgan Stanley Wealth Management and one-time CNBCer—sent us his top 10 list: Fleetwood Mac, U2, Earth Wind and Fire, Bruce Springsteen, Gap Band, Doobie Brothers, Phish, Eagles (like Tom Lee), The Rolling Stones and Parliament-Funkadelic.
OK, you want mine? No? Too bad! Here's my list: (the aforementioned) Kansas, Megadeth, DIO, Queensryche, Asia, Cinderella, RATT, Dokken, Stryper, Van Halen, Iron Maiden, King's X, Def Leppard and Ozzy Osborne (Oops, did I just name 14? Oh well, having your own blog has its perks!)
So what's your top 10 musical artists of all time? Go to our Facebook page ("Like us" if you haven't already) and give us your list in the comments of our Talking Squawk post. Maybe we'll put a few on the blog weekly for a while (or until the end of time because this is the type of question on which everybody has an opinion!)
Get Summers in the chair ...
Former Treasury Larry Summers stopped by this week (in a somewhat unplanned appearance), but we love it when big-wigs just sit down at our cameras and say, "Let's do it"!
His take on the Fed? They need to focus on spurring growth. He stayed with us for 15 minutes so we broke up the interview into several parts below: