Perry Botkin Jr. (April 16, 1933 – January 18, 2021) was born in New York City to Perry Botkin Sr., who also was a successful musician and composer. Botkin Jr. died at age 87.
He was an American composer, producer, arranger, and musician. The tune "Nadia's Theme", composed by Botkin and Barry De Vorzon, peaked at No. 8 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1976. His career spanned four decades and also included work for such other TV programs as Laverne and Shirley, Adam's Rib, The Smothers Brothers Show, and Quark.
Botkin had a successful career in music for more than forty years. As an arranger, he worked with Bobby Darin, Harry Nilsson, Gary Crosby, The Lettermen, Ed Ames, and Harpers Bizarre, among others. The film scores that he composed are similar to the music of his partner and counterpart, Barry De Vorzon.
In 1990, Botkin retired from the commercial music industry and began self-producing CDs of electronic music. James Harbert, in the liner notes for the first of these recordings, says, "With these new musical works, Perry Botkin has achieved his musical goal. He has succeeded in being himself."
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