He is a successful guitarist, songwriter and arranger occasionally credited as George Doring, born in Alton, Illinois,. When he was 5 years old his father gave him lessons on the piano but two years later he preferred to learn the guitar.
Moving to Escondido, California, he performed with several musicians and bands and tried his hand at studyng music at San Diego State College but after a year he dedcided he was better about performing music than learning about it.
He moved to Los Angeles in a van stuffed with stringed instruments and no thought of not becoming successful in his endeavours. Within a few years he toured with Seals & Crofts and Sonny & Cher and then made the decision to become a studio musician which was such a successful move that he has become extremely sought after in his field.
He has worked with countless acts and appeared on at least 750 recordings and movie soundtracks during the course of his career so far. The albums he has performed on are far too many to mention here, but they include Air Supply by Air Supply, Encore by Brian Auger & Julie Tippetts, New York, New York by Shirley Bassey, Sleeping With the Girls by Stephen Bishop, Ghost on the Canvas by Glen Campbell, Genius Loves Company by Ray Charles, Mr. C by Norma Connors, Painted from Memory by Elvis Costello with Burt Bacharach, Earth Songs by John Denver, Primitive by Neil Diamond, Amore Infinito by Placido Domingo, Folklore by Nelly Furtado, Harry for the Holidays by Harry Connick Jr., It’s Your Night by James Ingram, Dynamite by Jermaine Jackson, Recollection by k.d. Lang, Looking Back With Love by Mike Love, Switch by Henry Mancini, I Wanna Do It With You by Barry Manilow, Muppet Beach Party by The Muppets, Juice by Juice Newton, Fool in Love With You by Jim Photoglo, Inamorata by Poco, So Excited! by The Pointer Sisters, Snake Bite Love by Zachary Richard, Duets by Linda Ronstadt, Pure Country by George Strait, Christmas Memories by Barbra Streisand, A Christmas Album by James Taylor, Street Fighter by Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons, That’s Why Hollywood Loves Me by Geno Washington, Swing When You’re Winning by Robbie Williams, Storytone by Neil Young and the soundtracks of American Beauty, The Bourne Identity, Conspiracy Theory, Erin Brockovich, Jurassic Park, The Green Mile, Hoot, Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events, Out for Justice, Police Academy, Seabiscuit, The Devil Wears Prada, Tootsie, The Village and xXx.
Here he is playing the mandolin with Brombies in a performance of “Soldier’s Joy”…