Watch: A behind the scenes look into the BB King-inspired Google Doodle
Artist Steve Spencer’s rendition of musician BB King adorns the Google Doodle on September 16. The legendary guitarist, who died in 2015 at the age of 89, would have turned 94 today. The Thrill Is Gone, Rock Me Baby and Let the Good Times Roll are some of his iconic hits. The doodle leads to a video about the artiste.
Here’s what the official GoogleDoodles YouTube page had to say about the art:
“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.”
Watch a behind the scenes making of the doodle here: