Often, the first paragraph can't be written without evoking Gantry's, especially if the accused has spoken out against what he is now thought to have done. Bethancourt, who recently watched a DVD of the film version of Elmer Gantry a role that earned Burt Lancaster an Oscarsays he finds modern-day Gantrys on television and the Internet. It was this hypocrisy that drove Lewis in his writing career.
Speaking at the author's funeral inthe young writer Frederick Manfred delivered a eulogy that captured Lewis' vision of how Forget The Past - Stretch - The Story Of Elmer Gantry (CD) should be, and helped to explain his motives for creating a thoroughly flawed character like Elmer Gantry.
And a man who Forget The Past - Stretch - The Story Of Elmer Gantry (CD) justice. Thus, when he saw the vast, the awful gulf that lay between the two knowledges, he was outraged, and a fire started in him that never went out, that harried him until he gave in to it and he had to take up paper and pen.
Accessibility links Skip to main content Keyboard shortcuts for audio player. NPR Shop. Elmer Gantry, a Flawed Preacher for the Ages Elmer Gantry, the traveling evangelist who loved whiskey, women and wealth, was conceived by Sinclair Lewis in a best-selling novel and continues to resonate with modern audiences. Elmer Gantry, a Flawed Preacher for the Ages. Shall We Gather at the River? Robert Lowry. Kiss Me Goodbye.
Stand Up, Stand Up for Jesus. George Duffield. Elmer and Lulu. End Title. Orchestral Suite. Onward, Christian Soldiers. Arthur Sullivan. I'm on My Way. Mahalia Jackson. Burt Lancaster. Spotify Amazon. They made a strong team, ably backed by Steve Emery bass guitarand Jim Russell drumswho also played with rock'n'roll revival band The Wild Angels, Forget The Past - Stretch - The Story Of Elmer Gantry (CD).
It spent nine weeks in the charts and seemed to signal the start of a hugely successful career. The blond-haired young sticksman was later to find job security with Status Quo. Alas, none of these last two quite Forget The Past - Stretch - The Story Of Elmer Gantry (CD) up to the power of their debut album and they couldn't manage to find the panacea of another hit single.
By the time they released "Forget The Past" the band had virtually disintegrated. One music expert described the last album, rather cruelly as 'pure trash'. The writing was on the wall for the kind of rock band Stretch typified. Soon they would be replaced by much heavier metal bands like Iron Maiden, or the combined forces of punk and New Wave.
Soon, it would no longer be enough simply to get on the stage, yell 'Rock on! Bands needed an image, lots of special effects, dry ice and rings through their noses not always in that order of course! At their peak critics rated Stretch as 'the greatest British blues and boogie band of the era', and many spoke in whispered reverence of the crazed night in'when they nearly blew Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow off stage'.
It was all vibrant, pulsating stuff. Gantry was previously the frontman of Elmer Gantry's Velvet Opera. Kirby was previously a member of Curved Air. The band was put together with help from Fleetwood Mac manager Clifford Davis and drummer Mick Fleetwood, to perform as Fleetwood Mac on a US tour because the existing Fleetwood Mac were not in a position to fulfil outstanding contractual obligations. Unfortunately, Fleetwood did not join the tour as planned, and later denied any knowledge or involvement, and part way through the tour it became obvious to audiences that there was no original member of Fleetwood Mac in the band, and the tour collapsed.
They followed this up with an album, entitled Elastique. During the recording of this album, bass player Paul Martinez was sacked, and drummer Jim Russell left before the recording of the second album You Can't Beat Your Brain for Entertainment due to musical differences.
He was replaced by future Status Quo drummer Jeff Rich. Two more albums were made, but Gantry left before the last album, Forget the Past. Another blow came in when manager Davis decided to withdraw his financial Forget The Past - Stretch - The Story Of Elmer Gantry (CD), and the band eventually split up. Stretch reformed in to coincide with a "Greatest Hits" collection, and toured in support of the Jeff Healey Band.
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