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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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Wonderful to Be Young!
Wonderful to Be Young! Music Department
Getaway with Cliff
Kings of Rock 'n' Roll
Kings of Rock 'n' Roll Himself - The Shadows


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 2010 The Road to Coronation Street (TV Movie) (writer: "FBI" - uncredited)
 2010 Dancing with the Stars (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #10.5 (2010) ... (writer: "Sam" - uncredited)
 2009 The Paul O'Grady Show (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 30 November 2009 (2009) ... (performer: "Singing the Blues")
 2008 The Wild Hearts (Documentary) (writer: "GRIB MIG HVIS JEG FALDER - as Marvin)
 1999 The Match (writer: "F.B.I.")
 1996 Cold Lazarus (TV Mini-Series) (performer: "YOUR CHEATIN' HEART")
 1995 The Beatles Anthology (TV Mini-Series documentary) (writer: "FBI")
 1993 Tohuwabohu (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Folge 12 - Das Schlechteste aus Tohuwabohu (1993) ... (writer: "I Could Easily Fall in Love with You" - uncredited)
 1986 Emu's All Live Pink Windmill Show (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Episode #3.5 (1986) ... ("Dancing Shoes", uncredited)
 1982 Olivia Newton-John: Let's Get Physical (TV Movie) (writer: "Silvery Rain")
 1977 Top of the Pops (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 16 June 1977 (1977) ... (writer: "Sam")
 1976 A Special Olivia Newton-John (TV Special) (writer: "Sam" - uncredited)
 1976 The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
 1973 The Graham Kennedy Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 1 November 1973 (1973) ... (writer: "Now I'm Stuck on You")
 1967 Maroc 7 (performer: "Maroc 7")
 1966 Thunderbirds Are GO ("Shooting Star")
 1966 The Endless Summer (Documentary) (writer: "Drifting")
 1963 Summer Holiday (as Hank Marvin, "Dancing Shoes", "Foot-tapper", "Les Girls", "Round and Round")
 1962 Go to Blazes (writer: "We Say Yeah" - uncredited)
 1961 Wonderful to Be Young! (writer: "Got a Funny Feeling", "We Say Yeah")
 1959 Expresso Bongo (performer: "Bongo Blues" (instrumental))
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Alternate Names:

Hank Marvin | Marvin | The Shadows

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Cliff [Cliff Richard] made Move It, which is a classic rock'n'roll record, in the summer of 1958 - Bruce and I were turning 17 and Cliff was turning 18. Before that there were pretty gruesome attempts at rock'n'roll in Britain, mainly variety acts and cheeky chappies impersonating Americans. See more »


Many guitarists, including Tony Iommi, Peter Green, Brian May, Mark Knopfler and Midge Ure considered him an influence. See more »


Metallic, echoed guitar picking producing a clean, pure sound

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