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Hank B. Marvin

Hank Marvin was the lead guitarist of The Shadows, the best-selling British rock 'n' roll act before The Beatles. Marvin and The Shadows had huge hits in the UK, including "Apache" and "Wonderful Land". As a guitarist, whose trademark was a clean, pure sound accentuated by a distinctive echo effect, Marvin is considered a huge influence on many ... See full bio »
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 1988 Jean-Michel Jarre Destination Docklands (TV Movie)
Special Guest Guitarist / Musician
 1970 It's Cliff Richard (TV Series)
- Episode #1.11 (1970) ... (as Hank Marvin)
- Episode #1.10 (1970) ... (as Hank Marvin)
- Episode #1.8 (1970) ... (as Hank Marvin)
- Episode #1.7 (1970) ... (as Hank Marvin)
- Episode #1.6 (1970) ... (as Hank Marvin)
 1967 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
- Aladdin (1967) ... Washee
 1966 Finders Keepers
One of The Shadows (uncredited)
 1964 Swingers' Paradise
Hank (as The Shadows)
 1963 Summer Holiday
Hank (uncredited)
 1959 Expresso Bongo
Lead Guitarist in Beat Group (uncredited)
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Hank Marvin | Marvin | The Shadows

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[on the music press] It does seem to begin with The Beatles and the Stones [The Rolling Stones]. They seem unaware that that we had an international career, and had a massive influence everywhere in the world except for the USA. See more »


Voted the North East's best guitarist in Total Guitar Magazine's poll of the greatest 12 British guitarists. See more »


Metallic, echoed guitar picking producing a clean, pure sound

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