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Google pays tribute to singer-songwriter BB King on 94th anniversary with animated doodle

In 1925, King was born in a Mississippi town.

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Updated: Sep 16, 2019, 11.54 AM IST
Google honours legendary singer BB King on 94th birth anniversary with doodle
Google honours legendary singer BB King on 94th birth anniversary with doodle
Google, on Monday, paid tribute to legendary singer and songwriter BB King on his 94th birth anniversary. The American guitarist and record producer was honoured with an animated video of one of his soulful tracks. It featured the legend dressed in a blue suit and holding a 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'.

While his professional life was prosperous, the singer struggled to balance his personal life. He tied the knots twice, first to Martha Lee Denton and then to Sue Carol Hall. However, both his marriages failed.

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.

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.

Little Rock-based guest artist Steve Spencer and animator Nayeli Lavanderos from Brooklyn came up with the 'Rock Me Baby' star's Doodle illustration, revealed Google in its note.

Talking about how B.B. King's topic is relevant to them personally, the guest artist Steve Spencer said, "I saw B.B. open for a much more well-known act way back when. The more well-known band only played for 23 minutes. Afterwards, I looked to the right of the stage and saw B.B. talking with the musicians in that band. He then came out and played for an hour with the bigger act's band. I was completely won over by his generosity of spirit. He already had me as a musician, but he then won me over as a person."

Further opening up about her reason the guest animator Nayeli Lavanderos said, "I've always liked B.B. King's music and felt honoured to pay a tribute to him using my artistic skill."

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