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 .

Legal name: Brian Robson Rankin




Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1979 Thank You Very Much Cliff Richard & The Shadows 4
1996 Twang! A Tribute to Hank Marvin & The Shadows Various Artists 2
2008 Let It Be Me Jason Donovan 1 1
The Long Strait Walk to Wembley Dire Straits 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1972 The Cliff Richard Story Cliff Richard Featuring The Shadows 1
1988 Guitar Speak Various Artists 2
1990 Guitar Speak II Various Artists 1
1994 Senses: 20 Contemporary Moods and Themes Various Artists 1
1997 Seventies Complete, Volume 1 Various Artists 1
2003 Guitar Moods Various Artists 1
2004 Complete Singles As & Bs 1959-1980 The Shadows 1
2005 Scorched Earth Various Artists 1
2005 The Platinum Collection The Shadows 2
2006 Two's Company - The Duets Cliff Richard 1
2007 Foute Cd Box Van Deckers & Ornelis - Het Leukste Uit 5 Jaar Foute Uur Various Artists 1
2009 Music for Cruizin' - Goin' Places Various Artists 1
2009 While My Guitar Gently Weeps, Volume 2 Various Artists 1
2011 Eldorado 3 Various Artists 2
2012 Dreamboats and Petticoats Six: Dance Hall Days Various Artists 1
2012 101 Jukebox Hits Various Artists 1
2012 Now That's What I Call Musicals Various Artists 1
2014 Now That’s What I Call Musicals Various Artists 1
2016 Dreamboats & Petticoats: The Best Of The Love Songs Various Artists 1
2017 100 Hits: Sunday Morning Songs Various Artists 1

Album + Soundtrack

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2001 Heartbeat: Moments Various Artists 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
Human Desert Various Artists 1

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2000 Twang: A Tribute to Hank Marvin and the Shadows Various Artists 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
The Shadows Rarest The Shadows 1

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