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Brian Robson Rankin (born 28 October 1941), Newcastle upon Tyne, known by the stage name Hank B. Marvin, is an English guitarist, lead guitarist for The Shadows. He has a distinctive guitar sound and appearance, primarily using a clean sound with very high reverb and vibrato giving a dreamy effect. Marvin influenced many later guitarists, Jeff Beck, Jimmy Page, Pete Townshend, Mark Knopfler, and Andy Powell are among many who acknowledge his influence. Although neither Marvin nor the Shadows were ever well known in the United States, despite several appearances on the Ed Sullivan Show, Marvin is listed by Frank Zappa as an influence on the first Mothers of Invention album, Carlos Santana's nickname in his formative years was Apache because it was one of the earliest pieces he learned to play.

After the Shadows disbanded in 1968 Marvin, while continuing to appear and record with Cliff Richard, began a solo career with a self-titled album in 1969; it reached number 14 in the album charts. In the early '70s, he reunited with Welch and also John Farrar as Marvin, Welch and Farrar. The trio recorded both an eponymous LP and Second Opinion, and then Marvin and Farrar recorded an additional album as a duo.

Marvin moved to Australia and became a Jehovah's Witness in 1973, but later joined a re-formed Shadows. The group resumed recording, and hit the Top Ten in 1978-79 with Don't Cry for Me Argentina and Theme from The Deerhunter." Hank Marvin's only chart success as a solo act was 1982's Words and Music, which featured the U.K. hit Don't Talk. He recorded All Alone with Friends in 1983, and then re-appeared in the '90s with four albums - Into the Light, Heartbeat, Hank Plays Cliff and Hank Plays Holly.

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