Hank Marvin

Born 28 October 1941.

lead guitarist of The Shadows

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Hank Marvin talks to Johnnie Walker

Johnnie Walker meets one of the most influential guitarists of all time, Hank Marvin.

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Hank Brian Marvin (born 28 October 1941), also known as Hank B. Marvin, is an English musician, a multi-instrumentalist, as well as a vocalist who is best known as the lead guitarist for the Shadows. The group, which primarily performed instrumentals, was formed as a backing band for vocalist Cliff Richard. Marvin has a distinctive guitar sound and appearance, primarily using a clean sound with distinctive echo and vibrato giving a dreamy effect.

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