Google doodle honored legendary BB king on his 94th birth anniversary

Google doodle dedicated to King also features an animated video summarizing his life and times. The doodle is illustrated by Little Rock-based guest artist Steve Spencer and animated by Brooklyn-based guest animator Nayeli Lavanderos.

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Published on: 16 Sep 2019 6:01 AM GMT
Google doodle honored legendary BB king on his 94th birth anniversary
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Lucknow: Google doodles the Jazz music icon BB king on the occasion of his 94th birthday anniversary, google honored the late legend with doodle on the search engine platform. Google doodle dedicated to King also features an animated video summarizing his life and times. The doodle is illustrated by Little Rock-based guest artist Steve Spencer and animated by Brooklyn-based guest animator Nayeli Lavanderos.

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https://youtu.be/XtgUhrGLrI4?t=36

Today's Google doodle features a vibrant animated video couple with King's soulful track and shows the iconic singer holding a guitar. King won 15 Grammy Awards including the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 1987. He also received honorary Doctorates of Music from various universities, and in 1980 was inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame. On February 21, 2012, he performed at the White House.

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How was his personal life?

King was known as the travelling blue-man having travelled across the country with his guitars that he named Lucille. He was born in 1925 Mississippi as Riley B. King, he was a sharecropper’s son who grew up singing gospels in churches. The doodle shows how King performed on street corners, hitchhiked to Memphis, Tennessee, and got a job at the radio station WDIA. It also shows him performing at the famous Beale Street, which gave him the name “Beale Street Blues Boy,” later shortened to “B.B.”

The Google page today opened to the song, “The thrill is gone away, the thrill is gone away baby.” It was his one of the best song, he won Best male and vocal performannce award for this song. In 1991, Beale Street developer John Elkington recruited B.B. King to Memphis to open the original B.B. King's Blues Club, and in 1994, a second club was launched at Universal Citywalk in Los Angeles.

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A third club in New York City's Times Square opened in June 2000 but closed on April 29, 2018. Management is currently in the process of finding a new location in New York City. Two more clubs opened, at Foxwoods Casino in Connecticut in January 2002, and in Nashville in 2003. Another club opened in Orlando in 2007. A club in West Palm Beach opened in the fall of 2009 and an additional one, based in the Mirage Hotel, Las Vegas, opened in the winter of 2009. Another opened in the New Orleans French Quarter in 2016.

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Jazz music King died while he was into a deep sleep on May 14, 2015.The Google’s doodle page contains notes from the B.B. King Family Trust and an interview with the doodle’s creators. It also carries the early sketches and drafts of the doodle.

In October 2012, a feature documentary on the life of King titled was released. Titled “B.B. King: The Life of Riley” , it was narrated by Morgan Freeman and directed by Jon Brewer.

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