Book Review: Going Platinum: KISS, Donna Summer and How Neil Bogart Built Casablanca Records

This new bio on Neil Bogart chronicles his rise from the projects of Brooklyn to the hills of Los Angeles where he became a music mogul. The book charts his path from Buddah Records, where he became "King of Bubblegum Pop," and then on to founding Casablanca Records where he signed some of the biggest acts of the '70s, such as KISS, Donna Summer, the Village People and Parliament-Funkadelic. Bogart's is a story of redemption, of making it big and ultimately, of a dream come true before succumbing, in part, to the excesses of his triumph.

By Brett Emilio and Josh Levine

(paperback) $18.95