The National’s Ronnie Smith was born in 1952.
The singer has been an iconic figure in the UK rock scene since the 1970s, and was a mainstay of the National for nearly 30 years.
He’s the subject of a new book called “It’s Your Life: The Life and Times of Ronnie Smith,” which tells the story of his life, from the birth of his band to his passing in 2016.
The National played a series of concerts in the early 1980s with a new lineup, including Smith, who died in November at the age of 94.
The book also includes photos from the band’s gigs in the 1990s, including a shot of the band at a London venue that Smith once played at.
In a Q&A, the book’s editor, Lisa Ehrlich, told HuffPost UK that the band “wasn’t a band to shy away from controversy” and had “some really important things to say about politics.”
The National, as a band, had its own issues that came out during the 1980s, Ehrich said.
The band was known for its political leanings, which included supporting Margaret Thatcher during her premiership and backing the “Red Brigades,” a group of anti-war activists who formed after the Iraq war.
“Ronnie Smith was one of the most important rock musicians of his time and he was a big political figure,” Ehrchlich said.
“The book explores how that happened and how that was important to the band.
It really touches on the history of the Smiths, the band itself and the politics of the time.”
Ehrlich said the book, published by Penguin Random House, was inspired by her own childhood.
“I remember being at a children’s book party and there were lots of kids with their books.
I asked them what they thought about The Smiths and they said ‘it’s their life.’
It wasn’t about politics, it was about their children,” she said.
She said that while she doesn’t know what happened to the book after Smith died, “I know it was one that was taken out of the family.”
The book, which was published in January, follows the life of Smith and his band, the National.
He has been described as a “bigwig” in the band, and an “architect” in a recent biography of the group, by the New York Times.
The memoir includes interviews with the band members, including “The Black Eyed Peas,” who played with the Smith group for a number of years.
“We always said ‘let’s make this about Ronnie Smith,'” Ehrleith said.
Smith’s family has declined to comment on the book.
In the book it’s also revealed that the group never paid royalties to the National, and that the album is “owned by the National.”
The New York City band’s last album, 1992’s “I Got A Feeling,” was a Top 10 hit.
The Nats recorded its last album in 1992, with Smith and a guest lineup.
Smith has said that his “heart is in music” and that his death will “change the world.”