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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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 2017 Dom on the Spot (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.8 (2017) ... (performer: "The Young Ones - Instrumental")
 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 Samppanjaa ja vaahtokarkkeja (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Paljasta pintaa paperilla (1995) ... (writer: "On the Beach")
 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 (TV Special documentary) (writer: "Sam", "Silvery Rain")
 1982 Olivia Newton-John: Let's Get Physical (TV Movie) (writer: "Silvery Rain" - uncredited)
 1977 Top of the Pops (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- Episode dated 7 July 1977 (1977) ... (writer: "Sam")
- Episode dated 16 June 1977 (1977) ... (writer: "Sam")
- Episode dated 26 May 1977 (1977) ... (writer: "Sam")
 1976 A Special Olivia Newton-John (TV Special) (writer: "Sam" - uncredited)
 1973 The Graham Kennedy Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 1 November 1973 (1973) ... (writer: "Now I'm Stuck on You")
 1961-1967 Bandstand (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- The Shadows Special (1967) ... (writer: "Dancing Shoes", "We Say Yeah", "The Rise And Fall Of Flingel Bunt", "Jigsaw", "Rhythm And Greens")
- Episode dated 2 December 1961 (1961) ... (writer: "Without 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 The Boys (writer: "Main Theme" - uncredited)
 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) - uncredited)
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Marvin Welch and Farrar | Hank | Hank Marvin | Marvin | The Shadows

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There's a song called Boys of Summer, I think, Don Henley is it? Great track. Love the record but we kicked that around, it doesn't work as an instrumental. There's almost no tune. There's a chorus but there's no tune in the verse and you've got this guitar line in the intro and unless you copy that, there's nothing really there to work with. See more »


Was offered an OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2004 Queen's Birthday Honours List for services to Music. Though honoured to be recommeded for the award, he decided not to accept it for "personal and private reasons". His bandmates from The Shadows, drummer Brian Bennett and rhythm guitarist Bruce Welch, both accepted their OBEs. See more »


Metallic, echoed guitar picking producing a clean, pure sound See more »

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