Make sure you head over to your Google.com homepage today to check out their new Google Doodle: B.B. King! Today would have been his 94th birthday, so the search engine will replace its logo with a musical tribute to King, who died in 2015 at the age of 89.
Here’s a video showing the insight of what went into the feature:
Today’s Doodle, illustrated by Little Rock-based guest artist Steve Spencer and animated by Brooklyn-based guest artist Nayeli Lavanderos, celebrates B.B. King-the iconic “King of the Blues” who brought blues music from cotton fields and street corners to grand halls and arenas across the world.
Born on this day in 1925 on a Mississippi Delta plantation near Berclair, Mississippi, Riley B. King’s soulful, piercing guitar solos became recognizable with a single note. Often imitated but never duplicated, B.B. King became a blueprint for many of the world’s biggest rock stars who followed.