Hank Marvin (lead guitarist of The Shadows)

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Born Brian Rankin, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England.

Join Bruce Welch's Railroaders. After moving to London, Marvin and Welch operated briefly as the Geordie Boys before enlisting in an outfit called the Drifters, which evolved into the Shadows.

After The Shadows disbanded (for the first time) in 1968, Hank went solo, commencing with "Goodnight Dick".

Received indoctrination as a Jehovah's Witness in 1973.

After working with the Shadows during the late 80s he went on to record prolifically throughout the following decade.

In 2004, Hank Marvin, Bruce Welch and Brian Bennett finally reformed as the shadows, undertaking an enormous farewell tour.

Annotation last modified on 2005-04-25 22:12 UTC.

Legal name: Brian Robson Rankin




Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1977 The Hank Marvin Guitar Syndicate Hank Marvin 1
1992 Into the Light Hank Marvin 1
1993 Heartbeat Hank Marvin 3
1995 Hank Plays Cliff Hank Marvin 1
1995 Handpicked Hank Marvin 1
1996 Hank Plays Holly Hank Marvin 1
1997 Hank Marvin and The Shadows Play the Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice Hank Marvin & The Shadows 1
2000 Marvin at the Movies Hank Marvin 1
2002 Guitar Player Hank Marvin 2
2007 Guitar Man Hank Marvin 1
2014 Hank Hank Marvin 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1994 The Best of Hank Marvin & The Shadows Hank Marvin 1
1998 Another Side of Hank Marvin Hank Marvin 1
1998 The First 40 Years Hank Marvin & The Shadows 1
2002 Hank Marvin Hank Marvin 1
2004 Guitar Ballads Hank Marvin 1
2004 Shadowing the Hits Hank Marvin 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1997 Hank Plays Live Hank Marvin 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1986 Living Doll Comic Relief presents Cliff Richard and The Young Ones featuring Hank Marvin 2
1993 Wonderful Land Hank Marvin 1

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