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Hank Marvin

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Hank B. Marvin (born Brian Robson Rankin, 28 October 1941, Newcastle upon Tyne, England) is the lead guitarist of the (mainly) instrumental group The Shadows, formed initially as a backing band for Cliff Richard.

Living in Perth (Australia) and semi retired.

It was a shame the Marvin,Welch and Farrar period did not get off air.
Later Bruce Welch split and Hank Marvin * John Farrar made one album.

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  • jamesnaz

    HI HANK FANS, THERE IS A TRACK CALLED 'THE SOLAR RANGER' BY THE ELMDALES AND EVERYONE SEEMS TO THINK IT SOUNDS LIKE A TOP SHADOWS TRACK. MIGHT BE WORTH A LISTEN TO https://theelmdales.bandcamp.com

    21 Jan 8:23pm Reply
  • MitsuharuSan

    Master. This man deserves all praise we can give. I never, ever heard someone make a guitar sing, cry and express itself as if it had its own voice like Hank did and does. God bless you, sir, and thanks for the huge influence in my life and playing!

    5 Dec 2012 Reply
  • jotaceachen

    Escuchar a Hank Marvin es imposible no quedar extasiado,y verlo en video se percibe que goza tocado su guitarra y eso lo transmite y produce contagio. No hay duda que es uno de los grandes guitarristas, y ha sido influencia para seguidores en el mundo. En breves palabras " Es el descueve".

    20 Jan 2012 Reply
  • c4rn4ge

    when i hear his music i have to smile - the best !

    1 Jul 2011 Reply
  • Kukk4m1es

    So happy looking guy that it's impossible to not smile while watching him play

    13 Feb 2011 Reply
  • Asmalm

    UK can be proud that in HANK Marvin they have on of the world best lead guitarist.

    28 Nov 2010 Reply
  • Asmalm

    Hank Marvin guitar playing is simply fantastic.

    28 Nov 2010 Reply
  • thetaifunsdrum

    Hank is the best Guitarplayer from the Twang-Music

    10 Aug 2010 Reply
  • sovie00s

    great job, Hank!

    13 Aug 2009 Reply
  • Dougie4218249

    What can I say? Hank Marvin has been one of the largest influences on my guitar playing. When people ask I tell them first wave was Chet Atkins, Duane Eddy second wave was Hank Marvin, Don Wilson, third wave was Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, Eric Johnson however all played a Hank Marvin lick more than once!!!

    4 Jun 2009 Reply
  • Bruce50

    Hank Marvin est l'un des plus grand guitaristes qui fête ses 50 ans de carriere débutée en 1958 avec la tournée de Cliff Richard. Soliste des Shadows mondialement connus, dont le 1er grand Hit est Apache, Hank Marvin a églement fait une carriere solo en parallèlement à celle des Shadows. Orienté actuellement dans le style de Django Reinhardt il vient de faire paraitre 2 titres. Voir le Fan Club officiel : Les Amis de Cliff Richard & The Shadows (France)

    28 Aug 2008 Reply
  • cgcr

    Que grandes versiones de Hotel California y de While My Guitar Gently Weeps!!! Impresionante. Os recomiendo la versión de Moonlight Shadow, deja a Mike Oldfield en su sitio. Hace una versiones buenísimas y además ha compuesto muchas canciones en los últimos años que no se han reconocido como como debería.

    10 Aug 2008 Reply
  • Axver

    How I wish more people were aware of Hank Marvin. It seems that people just remember those he influenced rather than him. His guitar style is so wonderfully distinctive though, so original and endlessly enjoyable.

    8 Jan 2007 Reply

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