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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
 1971 Getaway with Cliff (TV Movie)
Marvin, Welch and Farrar (as Hank Marvin)
 1970-1971 It's Cliff Richard (TV Series)
- Episode #2.1 (1971)
- 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)
 1967 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Washee
- Aladdin (1967) ... Washee
 1966 Finders Keepers
One of The Shadows (as The Shadows)
 1964 Rhythm 'n' Greens (Short)
Musician (as The Shadows)
 1964 Swingers' Paradise
Hank (as The Shadows)
 1963 Summer Holiday
Hank (as The Shadows)
 1959 Expresso Bongo
Lead Guitarist in Beat Group (uncredited)
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Alternate Names:

The Drifters | Hank Marvin | Welch and Farrar Marvin | Cliff Richard and the Shadows | The Shadows
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Personal Quote:

[on his 2014 album "Hank"] Most of them have got good tunes with one exception and that's Message in a Bottle. But a great guitar riff and a good chorus, so I could work with that. The tune itself, if you think about it, it's not really a great...it's a kind of...what would you call it? It's not exactly monotone in the tune but it's not a good melody in the sense of say Daydream or California ... See more »

Trivia:

Now lives in Australia. See more »

Trademark:

Metallic, echoed guitar picking producing a clean, pure sound

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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