For the next 24 hours on the Google homepage will be celebrating the birthday of musician and inventor Les Paul. You’ll find an interactive, playable logo inspired by the guitar developed by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee that made the sound of rock and roll possible.
From the Google blog: “As well as his guitar work, Les Paul experimented in his garage with innovative recording techniques like multitracking and tape delay. In keeping with this spirit of tinkering, those of you in the U.S. can click the black “compose” button to record your own 30-second track. Just strum the strings or trigger notes with the letters or numbers on your keyboards. Clicking the button again will display a link to share the songs you’ve made.”
Click the doodle itself, and it takes you to sites featuring Les Paul. Unfortunately, looks like the recording and sharing aspect appears limited to US Googlers.
I personally love it because my dad plays a Les Paul guitar. Check out the doodle here.
Update Jun 26: the Les Paul doodle now has a permanent home.