Perry made music history in 1973 when a cue from a film he’d scored, two years earlier, became the theme song for one of the longest running (47 years) TV series’, still in production, today
He won a Grammy for the same song, four years later, though not for the film nor the TV show
The same was sampled by a multi-platinum-selling artist for the title song of her album, released three times: on the first release of the album, produced by Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, on the second re-packaged release, remixed by Puff Daddy, and on a collection album, the following year, remixed by Thunderpuss
He wrote, arranged and conducted on an album, in 1972, for which he hired many of the Wrecking Crew musicians, a track from which now credited with the birth of Hip-Hop and was the subject 2012 documentary, "SampleThis!"
One of his compositions from that album is featured in the Sony Pictures hit film, “Baby Driver”