Hank Marvin

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Hank Marvin
Marvin in 2007
Marvin in 2007
Background information
Birth nameBrian Robson Rankin
Born (1941-10-28) 28 October 1941 (age 82)
Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, England
GenresRock, instrumental rock, rock & roll
  • Musician
  • vocalist
  • songwriter
Years active1958–present

Hank Brian Marvin (born Brian Robson Rankin,[1] 28 October 1941) is an English multi-instrumentalist, vocalist and songwriter. He is best known as the lead guitarist for the Shadows and was the backing band for Cliff Richard. He was also in Marvin, Welch & Farrar.

Singles[change | change source]

Year A-side B-side UK Singles Chart[2] Notes
1968 "London's Not Too Far" (V) "Running Out of World" (V) (The Shadows)
Columbia DB 8326
1969 "Goodnight Dick" "Wahine"
Columbia DB 8552
1969 "Sunday For Seven Days" "Sacha"
Columbia DB 8601
1969 "Throw Down A Line" (V) "Reflections"
Columbia DB 8615 (Cliff and Hank)
1969 "Slaughter on 10th Avenue" (The Shadows) "Midnight Cowboy"
Columbia DB 8628
1970 "Sacha" "Goodnight Dick"
Columbia DO-8885 (Australia & New Zealand only)
1970 "The Joy of Living" (V) "Leave My Woman Alone" (V) / "Boogatoo"
Columbia DB 8657 (Cliff and Hank)
1970 "Break Another Dawn" "Would You Believe It" (V)
(Unreleased, promo only)
1970 "Break Another Dawn" "Morning Star"
Columbia DB 8693
1970 "Morning Star" "Evening Comes"
Columbia DO-9112 (Australia & New Zealand only)
1977 "Flamingo" "Syndicated"
EMI 2744 (Hank Marvin Guitar Syndicate)
1981 "Sacha" / "Sunday For Seven Days" "Morning Star" / "Evening Comes"
(New Zealand only) Hank Marvin EP
1982 "Don't Talk" (V) "Life Line" (V)
Polydor POSP420
1982 "The Trouble With Me Is You" (remix) (V) "Captain Zlogg"
Polydor POSP479
1983 "The Hawk and the Dove" (V) "Janine"
Polydor POSP581
1983 "Invisible Man" (V) "All Alone With Friends"
Polydor POSP618
1986 "Living Doll"
(Cliff Richard and The Young Ones featuring Hank B. Marvin)
1989 "London Kid"
(Jean-Michel Jarre featuring Hank Marvin)
1992 "We Are The Champions" (with Brian May) "Moontalk" / "Into the Light" (CD)
Polydor PO 229
1993 "Wonderful Land" (with Mark Knopfler) "Hot Rox" (CD) / "Nivram"
Polydor PO297

References[change | change source]

  1. "No. 42885". The London Gazette. 4 January 1963. p. 197.
  2. Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 264. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.

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