New Delhi: Google on Monday dedicated a doodle to BB 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.
The Google doodle dedicated to the ace singer-songwriter, guitarist, and record producer, features a vibrant animated video summarizing his entire life.
Google in its note stated that King’s love for music was so that once in 1949, King rushed inside a burning nightclub, risking his own life for his beloved guitar.
In 1925, King was born near the town called Itta Bena in Mississippi. He started his recording career in 1949 and gave his first hit ‘ Three O’Clock Blues’.
His most popular classic pieces remain ‘The Thrill is Gone’ and ‘Every Day I Have the Blues’.
Blues musician BB King is considered one of the most remarkable musicians of all time and won the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in the year 1987.
King opened for the Rolling Stones on tour and became the first internationally acclaimed blues artist, winning 15 Grammys, being inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, receiving honorary doctorates from assorted universities, and performing at the White House. King was known for performing tirelessly throughout his musical career, appearing on average at more than 200 concerts per year into his 70s. In 1956 alone, he reportedly appeared at 342 shows.
King died in 2014 following a brief illness.
The Doodle has been illustrated by Little Rock-based guest artist Steve Spencer and animated by Brooklyn-based guest animator Nayeli Lavanderos.