Google Gets a Musical Doodle in Honor of Les Paul


Google tends to feature a few different of its trademark doodles on its homepage every week, but every now and then, the company goes all out and does interactive doodles. This week, the honor to be featured in one of these goes to Les Paul, the legendary musician and inventor Les Paul who passed away in 2009. The Les Paul doodle is an interactive guitar that – if you look closely – somewhat resembles the Google logo. What makes today’s doodle special is that it’s not just interactive but that you can also record your own songs with it.


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Google Celebrates Charlie Chaplin's 122nd Birthday With a Video Doodle


These days, barely a day passes without Google featuring a customized logo – a doodle in Google’s parlance – on its homepage. Most of the time, these celebrate national holidays and other special events. Usually, these are static drawings, but every now and then, Google goes goes the extra mile and features an interactive doodle, as it did in the case of Jules Verne’s birthday a few weeks back, or when it featured a playable version of PacMan as its logo last year. Today, to celebrate what would have been Charlie Chaplin’s 122nd birthday, the company is featuring a special video doodle on its homepage.

Here is the 2 minute long silent movie Google created for this project:

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