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.
Legal name: Brian Robson Rankin