This Young Canadian proved to be a force of nature. Revolutionizing music, literally. He stirred revolution politically. He has boosted education, taken on disabilities and saved farmers, our food supply and ecology for mother earth. I would hope he’s not an arachnophobic.

It was on this day in 2008 that he had a spider named after him.

Biologist Jason Bond discovered a new species of trapdoor spider in Alabama and named it Myrmekiaphila neilyoungi due to being a fan of Neil Young’s music & track record on sociopolitics.