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Imagine that! Google celebrates John Lennon’s 70th anniversary with a video doodle


The search engine has gone all out and developed a special interactive doodle to commemorate what would have been the music legend’s 70th birthday. By clicking on the play button on the website’s logo, users are treated to a 32 second-animated clip set to the Beatle star’s song Imagine.

The seemingly hand-drawn video features a nature-themed medley of butterflies, trees and leaves that merge into one another while the song plays, before ending with the Google logo and drawing of Lennon, the most famous of the Beatles, who was murdered on 8 December 1980.

Doodles, the creative changes that are made to the Google logo to celebrate holidays, birthdays and the lives of famous people on the Google homepage, have made using the search engine a colourful and often smile-inducing experience.

Since introducing its first doodle in 1999, the Google homepage has certainly added the fun factor to searching on Google. As mentioned on Doodle 4 Google, over the years talented doodle designers have created more than 300 doodles for in the United States and over 700 have been designed internationally.

Click here to read our entertaining doodle pieces on Google turning 12 and Google celebrating the Flintstone’s 50th anniversary.

And to see all the Google doodles that have graced our screens over the years, visit

What will the creative doodle team be pulling out of their hat next? If you have a brilliant idea that you’d like to see realized, you can send your ideas or requests to


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