NEIL BOGART

Obituary from GOLDMINE, July 1982:

"39, the record and film executive who headed Casablanca Records And Filmworks during its peak and more recently founded and headed Boardwalk Records, died of cancer in May. Bogart began his career at age 19 selling ads for Cashbox. He then worked his way up the ladder to become president of Cameo/Parkway Records and later to Buddah Records, where he developed the bubblegum music craze, and worked with such artists as Sha Na Na, Melanie and Gladys Knight. At 30 he founded Casablanca, which launched the successful careers of Kiss, Donna Summer and the Village People, before leaving to start Boardwalk, whose roster includes Joan Jett and Ringo Starr."