Paul “Stretch” Diethelm ’03 has had a long career in rock ‘n’ roll that has taken him from local St. Cloud stages to the White House and around the world. Here is a collection of photos from Stretch’s personal albums that provides a glimpse into his rock ‘n’ roll accomplishments.
Stretch's rock 'n' roll scrapbook
“We’re on our way to the Gibbon Ballroom and I’m driving the van and we start losing gears, and losing gears, and the van is slowing down and slowing down,” Stretch said recounting an unforgettable road gig with his band Slip Twister. “By the time we get to U.S. Highway 212 we had lost every gear except reverse. And, so I go on the opposite side of the highway and back the van seven miles to the Gibbon Ballroom.”