Brazilian Musician Tom Jobim Honored With Google Doodle

The Google doodlers were busy today - Australia Day, a tribute to Robert Burns and a hat tip to Tom Jobim, the Brazilian musician who is credited with creating the popularity of the bossa nova.

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Jobim died in New York December 8, 1994 but was born in Brazil January 25th, 1927. His collaboration with American jazz musician Stan Getz helped create the bossa nova craze in the United States.

Google Doodles have become very popular and more prominent over the past year. Google uses them to promote searches about important people and events in various countries.

Recent ones in the US include Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks, and JFK's inauguration speech.

Google has done 13 logo doodles so far this year. The ten before today can be found here.

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