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Hank Marvin

g, voc, *1941 GB, Newcastle upon Tyne
Singer / Musician / Songwriter of Pop and Rock
A.k.a. Brian Robson Rankin

Hank Brian Marvin (born 28 October 1941), also known as Hank B. Marvin, is an English multi-instrumentalist, vocalist and songwriter. He is best known as the lead guitarist for the Shadows, a group which primarily performed instrumentals and was the backing band for Cliff Richard. Marvin uses a clean guitar sound with a Vox amplifier and often uses an echo, also known as delay, for songs like "Apache" and "Wonderful Land". He also developed a distinctive way of using the guitar's vibrato to give a "dreamy feel" to his playing. Many leading British and Canadian rock guitarists cite Marvin as an influence on them.

        
Instruments
  • Guitar
  • Vocals
  • Electric guitar
  • Acoustic guitar
Genres
  • Pop
  • Rock
  • Soundtrack
Popular Tracks   
Wonderful Land on Heartbeat by Hank Marvin
The Young Ones on Hank Plays Cliff by Hank Marvin
Sacha - 1998 Remaster on Hank Marvin by Hank Marvin
Midnight Cowboy - 1998 Remaster on Hank Marvin by Hank Marvin
Peter Gunn/Baby Elephant Walk on Without a Word by Hank Marvin
Heartbeat on Heartbeat by Hank Marvin
Pipeline on Into the Light by Hank Marvin
Oxygene (Pt. IV) on Heartbeat by Hank Marvin
I Will Always Love You on Heartbeat by Hank Marvin
Mrs Robinson on Heartbeat by Hank Marvin

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Band Members
Discography



Title Artist Year Type
Throw Down A Line (A Taste Of Hank Marvin)Hank Marvin2018Compil.
Without A WordHank Marvin2017Album
Without A WordHank Marvin2017Album
Guitar Solo (His Complete Solo Recordings 1982 - 1995Hank Marvin2015Compil.
The CollectionHank Marvin2015Compil.
HankHank Marvin2014Album
The Best Of Hank MarvinHank Marvin2010Compil.
Words And Music & All Alone With FriendsHank Marvin2010Album
Christmas Concert '85Dire Straits With Eric Clapton & Hank Marvin2009Album
Guitar ManHank Marvin2007Album
The Solid Gold CollectionHank Marvin2005Compil.
Silver Child / Sunday For Seven DaysSadistic Mika Band / Hank Marvin2005Single
Hank Plays LiveHank Marvin2004Album
Shadowing The HitsHank Marvin2004Compil.
Guitar BalladsHank Marvin2004Compil.
Guitar PlayerHank Marvin2002Album
The Singles CollectionThe Shadows / Hank Marvin2001Compil.
Guitar LegendsHank Marvin2001Compil.
Marvin At The MoviesHank Marvin2000Album
Marvin Mastertrax Volume 1Hank Marvin2000Compil.
The Very Best Of Hank Marvin & The Shadows The First 40 YearsHank Marvin / The Shadows1998Compil.
Another Side Of Hank MarvinHank Marvin1998Compil.
Hank Plays LiveHank Marvin1997Album
Hank Marvin And The Shadows Play The Music Of Andrew Lloyd Webber And Tim RiceHank Marvin / The Shadows, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Tim Rice1997Compil.
Hank Plays HollyHank Marvin1996Album
Hank Plays CliffHank Marvin1995Album
HandpickedHank Marvin1995Compil.
The Best Of Hank Marvin And The ShadowsHank Marvin / The Shadows1994Compil.
HeartbeatHank Marvin1993Album
Wonderful LandHank Marvin Featuring Mark Knopfler1993Single
We Are The ChampionsHank Marvin Featuring Brian May1992Single
Into The LightHank Marvin1992Album
London KidJean-Michel Jarre / Hank Marvin1989Single
Would You Believe It...PlusHank Marvin1989Compil.
Living DollCliff Richard And The Young Ones Featuring Hank Marvin1986Single
Living DollComic Relief Presents Cliff Richard And The Young Ones Featuring Hank Marvin1986Single
Living DollComic Relief Presents Cliff Richard And The Young Ones Featuring Hank Marvin1986Single
Top Of The RangeAlan Hawkshaw / Hank Marvin / Johnny Pearson1985Album
All Alone With FriendsHank Marvin1983Album
Invisible ManHank Marvin1983Single
The Hawk And The DoveHank Marvin1983Single
Don't TalkHank Marvin1982Single
The Trouble With Me Is YouHank Marvin1982Single
Words And MusicHank Marvin1982Album
Hank MarvinHank Marvin1980Single
Small And Lonely LightHank Marvin & John Farrar1975Single
Hank Marvin & John FarrarHank Marvin, John Farrar1973Album
Music Makes My DayHank Marvin And John Farrar1973Single
Cliff Goes EastCliff Richard With Hank Marvin / John Farrar / Brian Bennett / Alan Hawkshaw And Olivia Newton-John1972Album
Break Another DawnHank Marvin1970Single
The Joy Of LivingCliff Richard And Hank Marvin1970Single
Break Another DawnHank Marvin1970Single
Morning Star / Evening ComesHank Marvin1970Single
The Joy Of LivingCliff Richard And Hank Marvin1970Single
Throw Down A LineCliff Richard & Hank Marvin1969Single
Goodnight DickHank Marvin1969Single
SachaHank Marvin1969Single
Hank MarvinHank Marvin1969Album
London's Not Too FarHank Marvin1967Single
Hank Marvin Introduces The Buddy Holly StoryHank MarvinSingle
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