Hank Marvin

Hank Marvin hit songs and albums
Hank Marvin was born Brian Robson Rankin on October 28, 1941 in Newcastle Upon Tyne, England and is a multi-instrumentalist, vocalist and songwriter, best known as the lead guitarist for The Shadows who also served as the backing band for Cliff Richard. Hank Marvin first joined Cliff’s backing band – then named The Drifters – after meeting with his manager at the 2is coffee bar at the age of 16, shortly meeting the man himself when he was being fitted for a stage jacket. Hank Marvin, with The Shadows, enjoyed a string of mostly instrumental hit songs throughout the early part of the 1960s, with six UK Official Singles Chart Number 1s such as Apache and Wonderful Land, as well as four UK Official Albums Chart Number 1s. Hank Marvin has been hugely influential on numerous guitar players from Brian May, Tony Iommi and Eric Clapton. Hank Marvin, along with bandmate Bruce Welch, formed Marvin, Welch and Farrar in 1970 after The Shadows first split in 1969, and also scored a handful of hits by himself. Hank Marvin has also gone down in legend as being rhyming slang for ‘starving’. Image: Chris Barham/Daily Mail/Shutterstock
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    UK Number 1s
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    UK Top 10s
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    UK Top 40s
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    UK Top 75s
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    Weeks in Top 40
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    Weeks in Top 75
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    UK Number 1s
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    UK Top 10s
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    UK Top 40s
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    UK Top 75s
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    Weeks at Number 1
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    Weeks in Top 40
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    Weeks in Top 75
Date Title, Artist Peak
Pos
WoC Wks
No 1
Chart
Facts
13.09.
1969
THROW DOWN A LINE
CLIFF RICHARD AND HANK MARVIN
COLUMBIA DB8615
07 09 00
21.02.
1970
JOY OF LIVING
CLIFF AND HANK
COLUMBIA DB8657
25 08 00
06.03.
1982
DON'T TALK
HANK MARVIN
POLYDOR POSP420
49 04 00
17.10.
1992
WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS FT BRIAN MAY
POLYGRAM TVPO229
66 01 00
Date Title, Artist Peak
Pos
WoC Wks
No 1
Chart
Facts
22.11.
1969
HANK MARVIN
HANK MARVIN
COLUMBIA SCX6352
14 02 00
Buy
20.03.
1982
WORDS AND MUSIC
HANK MARVIN
POLYDOR POLD5054
66 03 00
31.10.
1992
INTO THE LIGHT
HANK MARVIN
POLYDOR 5171482
18 10 00
20.11.
1993
HEARTBEAT
HANK MARVIN
POLYGRAM TV5213222
17 09 00
Buy
22.10.
1994
THE BEST OF
HANK MARVIN AND THE SHADOWS
POLYGRAM TV 5238212
19 11 00
Buy
18.11.
1995
HANK PLAYS CLIFF
HANK MARVIN
POLYGRAM TV 5294262
33 08 00
23.11.
1996
HANK PLAYS HOLLY
HANK MARVIN
POLYGRAM TV 5337132
34 09 00
Buy
05.04.
1997
HANK PLAYS LIVE
HANK MARVIN
POLYGRAM TV 5374282
71 01 00
22.11.
1997
PLAY ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER AND TIM RICE
HANK MARVIN AND THE SHADOWS
POLYGRAM TV 5394792
41 07 00
Buy
14.11.
1998
VERY BEST OF - THE FIRST 40 YEARS
HANK MARVIN & THE SHADOWS
POLYGRAM TV 5592112
56 08 00
15.04.
2000
MARVIN AT THE MOVIES
HANK MARVIN
UNIVERSAL MUSIC TV 1570572
17 07 00
20.04.
2002
GUITAR PLAYER
HANK MARVIN
UMTV 0171242
10 08 00
16.06.
2007
GUITAR MAN
HANK MARVIN
UMTV 1735754
06 06 00
14.06.
2014
HANK
HANK MARVIN
DMG TV DMGTV056
08 06 00
Buy
15.06.
2017
WITHOUT A WORD
HANK MARVIN
DMG TV DMGTV065
09 05 00
Buy
11.07.
2019
GOLD
HANK MARVIN
CRIMSON CRIMCD634
09 10 00
Buy