(CNN)It's been almost 37 years since Bob Marley died, but his legacy is larger than ever.
His uplifting reggae music has been used to help thousands of famine victims in Africa. His face is worn on t-shirts, hats and watches as a popular symbol of peace. Even ocean critters have been named after him.
The Jamaican singer-songwriter was just 36 when he died of a rare form of cancer in 1981. In his lifetime he never even got a Grammy nomination. It wasn't until 2001 that he was awarded aGrammy Lifetime Achievement Award for his artistic contributions to the music industry.
Marley, who would have turned 73 today, sang about everything from love to freedom to self-reflection.
To show the timelessness of his message, here are just a few of his most popular lyrics, along with the complete article from CNN.