Hank Marvin (lead guitarist of The Shadows, songwriter)

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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



2019GoldHank Marvin1


1969Hank MarvinHank Marvin1
1972Cliff Goes EastCliff Richard With Hank Marvin / John Farrar / Brian Bennett / Alan Hawkshaw And Olivia Newton‐John1
1977The Hank Marvin Guitar SyndicateHank Marvin1
1985Top Of The RangeAlan Hawkshaw / Hank Marvin / Johnny Pearson1
1992Into the LightHank Marvin2
1993HeartbeatHank Marvin3
1995Hank Plays CliffHank Marvin1
1995HandpickedHank Marvin1
1996Hank Plays HollyHank Marvin1
2000Marvin at the MoviesHank Marvin1
2002Guitar PlayerHank Marvin2
2007Guitar ManHank Marvin2
2013Django's CastleHank Marvin, Nunzio Mondia & Gary Taylor1
2014HankHank Marvin2
2017Without a WordHank Marvin1
Hank Marvin Gold - CD3Hank Marvin1

Album + Compilation

1994The Best of Hank Marvin & The ShadowsHank Marvin1
1997Hank Marvin and The Shadows Play the Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim RiceHank Marvin & The Shadows1
1998Another Side of Hank MarvinHank Marvin1
1998The First 40 YearsHank Marvin & The Shadows1
2001The Singles Collection the 80’s and 90’sHank Marvin / The Shadows1
2002Hank MarvinHank Marvin1
2004Guitar BalladsHank Marvin1
2004Shadowing the HitsHank Marvin1
2015The CollectionHank Marvin1
The Singles Collection – The ’80s and ’90sHank Marvin & The Shadows1

Album + Live

1997Hank Plays LiveHank Marvin2


1986Living DollComic Relief presents Cliff Richard and The Young Ones featuring Hank Marvin4
1992We Are the ChampionsHank Marvin featuring Brian May1
1993Wonderful LandHank Marvin1

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