Neil Bogart

American music executive

Neil Bogart (February 3, 1943May 8, 1982), born Neil E. Bogatz, was an American record executive.


  • Disco is a major influence in the world of fashion. It is a dynamic factor in contemporary advertising. It is a message from every consumer that there has been a rediscovery of America's greatest by-product: fun.
    • Neil Bogart at the 1977 Disco Forum.
  • Hype. What a marvellous, misused word. If you hype something and it succeeds, you're a genius, it wasn't hype; if you hype it and it fails, then it's just a hype.
    • Neil Bogart, quoted in Loose Talk: The Book of Quotes from the Pages of Rolling Stone Magazine, 1990.
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