His publicist confirmed that Perry Botkin Jr. passed away on Monday. The composer won a Grammy Award and the theme of the composition was “Young and Uneasy.” He was 87 years old.
Botkin is a TV and film composer. His work was dominant in the 60s and 70s. He wrote “Happy Days”, “Lawayne and Shirley”, “Mock and Ming Popular series such as Di” and “The Smothers Brothers Show” created and arranged themed music and scores. “
The theme song of “Youth and Restlessness” is best known for its combination with the Olympic gymnast Nadia Comăneci. It is “The Theme of Nadia” and is for him and Barry de Volt. Original adaptation of a work co-written by Barry De Vorzon, who later won a Grammy Award for best instrument performance.
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Botkin has also collaborated with numerous other artists, including Glen Campbell, Barbra Streisand, Sammy Davis Jr., Bobby Darin, Jack Jones, Peggy Lee, Everly Brothers, The Carpenters, The Supremes, The Ronettes, Jose Feliciano and Paul Williams.
Recently, Botkin’s music appeared in the soundtrack of “Baby Driver”.
Botkin’s wife Liza, son David and grandson Daniel Tyler survived.