The Ramones singer was a huge fan of "Squawk Box" regular Maria Bartiromo

By Sunny Lee
Updated January 25, 2002 at 05:00 AM EST

In her nine years on CNBC, anchor and Squawk Box regular Maria Bartiromo has gotten under many investors’ white collars. One unlikely fan of the 34-year-old ”Money Honey”: punk-rocker Joey Ramone, who died of lymphatic cancer last April at 49. His final album, Don’t Worry About Me, due Feb. 19, even includes a track titled ”Maria Bartiromo.” While singing about his portfolio of tech stocks like Yahoo! and, Ramone rhapsodizes: ”I watch you on the TV every single day/Those eyes make everything okay.” A flattered Bartiromo recalls exchanging e-mails with Ramone before his death: ”He was a true gentleman…[and] very intelligent about the market.” Sounds like Ramone should have renamed one of his classics: ”Gimme Gimme Stock Treatment!”