B.B. King’s 94th Birthday

B.B. King’s 94th Birthday

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.

Go Behind the Doodle: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JTb4wUZhBRA

Learn more: https://www.google.com/doodles/bb-kings-94th-birthday

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