'The Thrill is Gone'
In 1970, King made it onto the pop music charts for the first time with his hit, "The Thrill is Gone." While many of his famous songs, like "How Blue Can You Get," touched on heartbreak, King's personal life had ups and downs. He was married and divorced twice and said he had 15 children from 15 women, though eight children were known. He's pictured here at the Montreux Jazz Festival in 2009.