I used to play with George in various bands back in the day. We had so much fun together playing funk, R&B, soul and jazz. A few years after the bands split up, we ended up at New England Conservatory at the same time. We used to play Earth Wind and Fire tunes and had a genuine Ferris Bueller moment playing in a small town in Upstate New York. We were the featured act for their Firemen's Field Days, a big deal, and when we started playing in front of a large crowd, all the town cheerleaders came out and danced their routine to our EW&F. We all looked at each other... minds blown... we just laughed.
And we were both asked to play at our graduation.... and it turned out to be an EL&F tune. Minds blown...we just laughed.
Anyhow, George has gone far and is world renown for his playing with a specialty in Indian music.