Help American Blues Scene petition Google to officially create a Muddy Waters Google Doodle on April 4th — Muddy’s birthday! See Instructions Below!
Google.com routinely alters its logo, usually for one day, to commemorate an act, birthday, or event of cultural impact and historical significance. This is called a Google Doodle.
Please help us invite Google to acknowledge the worldwide cultural impact of Blues Music through a Doodle honoring one of its original and most transcendent heroes, Muddy Waters.
Why does Muddy Waters deserve a Google Doodle?
Google already celebrates music’s historic impact on culture like the Birth of Hip Hop, Les Paul, Ella Fitzgerald, Dizzy Gillespie and Josephine Baker. A Muddy Waters Google Doodle will help bring cultural recognition and understanding to a music that is still the foundation for almost any popular music today. Soul, Hip Hop, Rock n Roll, Rap, and many more can trace direct roots to the Blues, which even contributes the “B” to R&B.
No figure has inspired an international music explosion quite like blues musician McKinley “Muddy Waters” Morganfield, who left a log cabin in a Mississippi cotton field to break new ground by pioneering early electric guitar with his inimitable vocal style. After more than 100 years, Muddy Waters’ continuing impact has proven the blues singer to be one of the most significant figures in the history of American Music, inspiring generations of artists and entire cultural movements like Folk, Chicago Blues, and Rock n Roll.
In 2017, the City of Chicago even acknowledged this great achievement through a permanent ten-story mural of Muddy Waters on a downtown skyscraper.
How can you help get Muddy Waters a Google Doodle?
1) SIGN THIS PETITION TO MAKE A MUDDY WATERS GOOGLE DOODLE! Sign Blues Scene’s free public petition, which we will present to Google. Every signature counts!
2) Email Google… early and often! The deadline is APRIL 4TH! Email [email protected] to respectfully request a Muddy Waters Google Doodle. We suggest a sentence or two like this:
I’d like to propose blues musician Muddy Waters for a Google Doodle on his 105th birthday on April 4th, 2018. Muddy Waters’ continuing impact has proven the blues singer to be one of the most significant figures in the history of American Music, inspiring generations of artists worldwide.
3) Get your friends involved! Share the petition, share this article, and ask your friends to email Google as well! Every voice shows Muddy’s impact a little more clearly.
4) TWEET to @GoogleDoodles about it! If you’re on Twitter, click this link to send a tweet directly at GoogleDoodles!
Cultural Icons Discuss Muddy Waters’ Influence
“Muddy Waters is a prime influence for anybody who’s ever done anything rock ‘n’ roll.” – Van Morrison
“The first guitarist I was aware of was Muddy Waters.” – Jimi Hendrix
“We admired Muddy Waters and his music very much, and we played a lot of his songs in imitation of him.” – Mick Jagger
“I’ve always wanted the sound of Muddy Waters’ early records – only louder” – Eric Clapton
“My influences were the riff-based blues coming from Chicago in the Fifties – Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf and Billy Boy Arnold records.” – Jimmy Page