George Stanley Clinton, Jr. (b. 17 June 1947 in Chattanooga, Tennessee) is a professional songwriter, arranger, composer, and session musician, not to be confused with funk musician George Clinton. Clinton began his musical career in Nashville while earning degrees in music, drama and mathematics at Middle Tennessee State University. After graduation, Clinton moved to Los Angeles and became a staff writer for Warner Brothers Music, while also arranging and performing session work. He later recorded four albums for MCA, Elektra Records, ABC, and Arista Records.