February 2020 Paradise, a song co-written by Perry Botkin, Jr. with Harry Nilsson, Gil Garfield and Phil Spector, which was recorded by The Ronettes in 1965, produced by Phil Spector and arranged by Perry, recently appeared in the Netflix original series, ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK. You can hear the song in Episode 9 of Season 7, The Hidey Hole. https://youtu.be/aAmtiTJb_EI
October 2018 Bongolia was just licensed for an episode of THE FLASH scheduled to air on Tuesday, October 16th at 8 pm on The CW (KTLA). It will be used during a scene where one of the characters is getting a makeover. Thanks to our music attorney and publishing administrator, Erin Jacobson, for making this happen! https://youtu.be/cBBhmu-fPyk
July 2017 Listen to Dick Scoppettone of the 1960's band Harper's Bizarre interviewing Perry on America's Oldies But Goodies show: https://www.americasoldiesbutgoodies.com/episode-19---legendary--60s-arranger-perry-botkin--jr..html
June 2017 Bongolia was recently licensed for use in the upcoming Sony Pictures release, BABY DRIVER, starring Jamie Foxx, Kevin Spacey, Jon Hamm, Ansel Elgort, Eliza Gonzalez and a host of others including Paul Williams. They've also licensed this music for the trailer and the soundtrack album! Not bad for a recording from 1972. And, if you haven't seen it yet, check out SAMPLE THIS!, which tells the story of this now historic record that Perry recorded and how a specific break beat from one of the cuts is now the most sampled piece of music and is credited with the birth of Hip-Hop: (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oDw4MM_W0e8) Here's a link to the trailer for BABY DRIVER: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z2z857RSfhk
June 19, 2013 The American Society of Music Arrangers and Composers (ASMAC) honors Perry at their luncheon on June 19, 2013 at Catalina Bar and Grill in Hollywood.
October 2012 SAMPLE THIS!, a documentary by Dan Forrer about the music produced by Perry in 1972 that has become the most sampled music in history and is credited with the birth of Hip-Hop, opens October 12, 2012. Here's a scene from the film that shows Perry and the original players returning to the studio in Vancouver, where the recording was made. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ULcCqmLooCA
SAMPLE THIS! official trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oDw4MM_W0e8
September 2010 Perry Botkin is featured prominently in the documentary opening this month, WHO IS HARRY NILSSON (AND WHY IS EVERYBODY TALKIN' ABOUT HIM?). Watch the film, here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SwDPpj_S8cQ