B.B. King is Today's Google Doodle

The doodle is linked to a new, animated music video for "The Thrill is Gone."
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The legendary B.B. King was born on this day, September 16, 1925. 

To commemorate the day, we've already shown you how to play his unmistakable 'Dee-Dah' lick, but we at GP certainly aren't the only ones celebrating. 

Today's Google Doodle just so happens to show an illustration of King, iconic "Lucille" guitar in hand. Even more special, when you click the illustration you're led to a new, Google-commissioned animated video featuring King's "The Thrill is Gone," one of his biggest hits. You can check it out below.

The animation was brought to life by artists Steve Spencer and Nayeli Lavanderos. Art direction for the video was done by Angelica McKinley.

"Without having a full formal education and the guidance of his parents, King took the talent that he was given in a time period that wasn't kind to black people and devoted himself to sharing music that was the pulse of the Mississippi Delta with the rest of the world," McKinley told CNN.

"This music was created from pain that he knew all too well, but King decided to own it."

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