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The World as Best as I Remember It...



    (Beaker and Rich Mullins)

    January 1991

  • Campus Life Magazine publishes an article by Rich Mullins.
    "Remember to Forget Yourself"

  • Campus Life Magazine also includes a review of "Never Picture Perfect".
    Album Reviews

    Mid January 1991

  • Rich Mullins, Rick Elias and Geoff Moore travel to Guatemala as part of an Artist Vision Trip.
    This trip is where Rich met Rick Elias for the first time. Rick would later become a part of Rich's Ragamuffin Band, and even produce The Jesus Record after Rich's death.
    Rick Elias: "We became immediate friends. We were down there for about a week and hung out constantly."
    Geoff Moore "We got to know each other on a mission trip to Guatemala. He and Rick Elias and I went together. I think that's where he and Rick met, and that later became part of Rich's musical landscape... I have great memories of that trip. One of the most moving musical moments of my life was watching Rich play 'Awesome God' in an orphanage on an old beat-up, out-of-tune, upright piano and listening to about three different languages singing it."

    February 8, 1991

  • Rich Mullins performs at the Meyers Sports Complext at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, IL.

    Mid February 1991


    (Rich and Bernie)
  • Rich, Beaker and Bernie Sheahan visit Cincinnati on a short vacation.
    Bernie Sheahan: "Knowing my fondness for old train stations, Rich couldn't wait to show me the restored Cincinnati Union Terminal. With an unguarded sweetness, he picked out a just-right souvenir for me in the gift shop, a photo book on the station's history. Then it was off to the lobby to demonstrate the 'way-cool' acoustical trick involving the station's 106-foot-high rotunda. It might just be my most precious memory of Rich, hearing that gee-whiz whisper from the other side of the cavernous lobby, delighted as he was with the wonder of sound and the joy of surprising a friend. "

    February 11, 1991

  • "Somewhere" debuts on the AC Charts. It would spend 10 weeks on the chart and peak at #29.

    March 4, 1991



    (The Choir)
  • The alternative rock group the Choir performs in Wichita, KS. Rich, who had become a fan of their music, attends the show anonymously.

    Mark Hollingsworth: "One show was in Wichita at a second floor night club. A terrible load-in for the band and crew. Rich had become a fan of their music and showed up early to assist with all the equipment and stayed late do the same. The Choir and their crew had no idea Rich was with them, and since he was just wearing a dirty baseball cap with his hair pulled back, they never recognized him. Later, on the bus as we were headed to the next town I asked if they had enjoyed meeting Rich at all. 'He was there?!' they exclaimed. They were pissed that they never got to actually meet him, even though he'd been helping all night. Rich never went out of his way to introduce himself, even though it was his home town, and he helped fund the club where they were playing. He was just thrilled that they came to play and were making an impact on some kids he knew."

    March 15, 1991

  • Rich Mullins performs in Upland, IN at Taylor University's Rediger Auditorium.

    April 1991

  • Rich is nominated for 3 Dove Awards - Song of the Year ("Awesome God"), Rock Recorded Song of the Year ("Higher Education and the Book of Love") & Inspirational Song of the Year ("Bound to Come Some Trouble").

    May 3, 1991

  • Rich Mullins performs in Greenville, IL for the Agape Music Festival.
    Concert Review

    May 15, 1991

  • Rich's father John Andrew Mullins, Jr dies.
    Rich: "My Dad was, like I said, very kind of a hard man, kind of spoke his mind, that kind of thing, and he got carbon monoxide poisoning at his work and almost died. And came back from that experience and realized that there was some real reconciliation needed between him and some of his children. And he went to one of my sisters, who was especially somewhat estranged, and really began to work on that relationship. And it was really amazing to see my Dad do. A year later, he had a stroke. He recuperated from the stroke and went back and began to work on some other relationships where there had been problems. A year later he was stung by a bee and had a-an allergic reaction. Ended up in the hospital. Came out of that. In the course of those three years, I watched God take a guy who had been a faithful Christian, but a very hard, crusty kind of Christian, and I watched God systematically take him apart. And the wonderful thing was my Dad was no less himself, but he was more himself because of what God did. And it deeply, deeply affected me because what I began to realize is, you know, God doesn't give up on us does he? That He will go to any extremes to help us become the person that He created us to be.

    May 24, 1991

  • Rich Mullins performs in Bend, OR. as part of the "World As Best As I Remember It" Summer Tour".

    May 25, 1991

  • Rich Mullins performs in Salem, OR. as part of the "World As Best As I Remember It" Summer Tour".

    May 26, 1991

  • Rich Mullins performs in Portland, OR. as part of the "World As Best As I Remember It" Summer Tour".

    May 30, 1991

  • Rich Mullins performs in Vancouver, BC. as part of the "World As Best As I Remember It" Summer Tour".

    May 31, 1991

  • Rich Mullins performs in Vancouver, BC. as part of the "World As Best As I Remember It" Summer Tour".

    June 1, 1991

  • Rich Mullins performs in Seattle, WA. as part of the "World As Best As I Remember It" Summer Tour".

    June 2, 1991

  • Rich Mullins performs in Seattle, WA. as part of the "World As Best As I Remember It" Summer Tour".

    June 3, 1991

  • Rich Mullins performs in Spokane, WA. as part of the "World As Best As I Remember It" Summer Tour".

    June 4, 1991

  • Rich Mullins performs in Kalispell, MT. as part of the "World As Best As I Remember It" Summer Tour".

    June 5, 1991

  • Rich Mullins performs in Coure D'Alene, ID. as part of the "World As Best As I Remember It" Summer Tour".

    June 6, 1991

  • Rich Mullins performs in Lewiston, ID. as part of the "World As Best As I Remember It" Summer Tour".

    June 7, 1991

  • Rich Mullins performs in Boise, ID. as part of the "World As Best As I Remember It" Summer Tour".

    June 8, 1991

  • Rich Mullins performs in Twin Falls, ID. as part of the "World As Best As I Remember It" Summer Tour".

    June 9, 1991

  • Rich Mullins performs in Idaho Falls, ID. as part of the "World As Best As I Remember It" Summer Tour".

    June 10, 1991

  • Rich Mullins performs in Salt Lake City, UT. as part of the "World As Best As I Remember It" Summer Tour".

    June 11, 1991

  • Rich Mullins performs in Salt Lake City, UT. as part of the "World As Best As I Remember It" Summer Tour".

    June 12, 1991

  • Rich Mullins performs in Grand Junction, CO. as part of the "World As Best As I Remember It" Summer Tour".


    (Photo by Mark Tucker.)

    June 13, 1991

  • Rich Mullins performs in Vail, CO. as part of the "World As Best As I Remember It" Summer Tour".

    June 15, 1991

  • Rich Mullins performs in Colorado Springs, CO. as part of the "World As Best As I Remember It" Summer Tour".

    June 16, 1991

  • Rich Mullins performs in Colorado Springs, CO. as part of the "World As Best As I Remember It" Summer Tour".

    June 17, 1991

  • Rich Mullins performs in Topeka, KS. as part of the "World As Best As I Remember It" Summer Tour".

    June 18, 1991

  • Rich Mullins performs in Topeka, KS. as part of the "World As Best As I Remember It" Summer Tour".

    June 19, 1991

  • Rich Mullins performs in Omaha, NE. as part of the "World As Best As I Remember It" Summer Tour".

    (Reunion Records Family: Ashley Cleveland, Kathy Troccoli, Michael W. Smith,
    Wes King, Gary Chapman, Rich Mullins and Michelle Fink)

    June 20, 1991

  • Rich Mullins performs in Des Moines, IA. as part of the "World As Best As I Remember It" Summer Tour".

    June 21, 1991

  • Rich Mullins performs in Minneapolis, MN. as part of the "World As Best As I Remember It" Summer Tour".

    June 22, 1991

  • Rich Mullins performs in Duluth, MN. as part of the "World As Best As I Remember It" Summer Tour".

    June 24, 1991

  • Rich Mullins performs in Green Bay, WI. as part of the "World As Best As I Remember It" Summer Tour".

  • Jimmy Abegg releases Entertaining Angels on Sparrow Records.


    (Rich Mullins with Reed Arvin, Don Donahue, Michael Blanton and Terry Hemmings)

    June 26, 1991

  • Rich Mullins performs in Madison, WI. as part of the "World As Best As I Remember It" Summer Tour".

    June 27, 1991

  • Rich Mullins performs in Milwaukee, WI. as part of the "World As Best As I Remember It" Summer Tour".

    June 28, 1991

  • Rich Mullins performs in Rockford, IL. as part of the "World As Best As I Remember It" Summer Tour".

    June 29, 1991

  • Rich Mullins performs in Fort Wayne, IN. as part of the "World As Best As I Remember It" Summer Tour".

    June 30, 1991

  • Rich Mullins performs in Fort Wayne, IN. as part of the "World As Best As I Remember It" Summer Tour".

    July 1, 1991




  • Rich Mullins fifth album, The World As Best As I Remember It, Volume One is released on Reunion Records. The album received spot number 7 in the 2001 book CCM Presents: The 100 Greatest Albums in Christian Music.
    Album Reviews
    Rich, on "Boy Like Me, Man Like You": (This was the first song that he and Beaker wrote together. It was started in Lincoln, IL and finished while sitting on the side of a hill in St. Louis, MO.) "It was a conversation that lasted about three days. You know, we were talking about the apostles, and what it would be like to be one of the apostles and try to understand that Jesus Christ was the Son of God, that He was the Only Begotten. You know what I mean is? And you're basically... wrestling there with the doctrine of the Incarnation. And then we were talkin' about Mary; and how weird it would be for her. And then we were talkin' about, "Okay, I wonder if Jesus had any friends when he was a kid?", and "What would it be like to be his friend?", and "What would it be like to have him in class with you?" "What would it...?" And out of all of that, we ended up coming around to "Boy Like Me, Man Like You." And one of the things that I think really hit us was that, it seems wonderful that God, who is from eternity to eternity, should come and dwell in time. And that He Who is Spirit should become flesh. That, even wilder than that, is that once we were nothing, and we were made. And the fact that we are given the opportunity to live, however briefly we get to live... it's kinda wonderful. And life is something that I hope we can be grateful for.
    The song became Rich's fifth #1 single.

    "The River": An early alternate title for the song was "Closer than We Know."

    July 1991

  • CCM Magazine reviews Rich's The World As Best As I Remember It, Volume One
    Album Reviews

    July 2, 1991

  • Rich Mullins performs in Bowling Green, KY. as part of the "World As Best As I Remember It" Summer Tour".

    July 3, 1991

  • Rich Mullins performs in Lexington, KY. as part of the "World As Best As I Remember It" Summer Tour".

    July 4 1991

  • Rich Mullins performs in Dayton, OH. as part of the "World As Best As I Remember It" Summer Tour".

    July 5, 1991

  • Rich Mullins performs in Indianapolis, IN. as part of the "World As Best As I Remember It" Summer Tour".

    July 6, 1991

  • Rich Mullins performs in Indianapolis, IN. as part of the "World As Best As I Remember It" Summer Tour".

    July 7, 1991

  • Rich Mullins performs in Richmond, IN. as part of the "World As Best As I Remember It" Summer Tour".

    July 9, 1991

  • Rich Mullins performs in Charleston, WV. as part of the "World As Best As I Remember It" Summer Tour".

    July 10, 1991

  • Rich Mullins performs in Roanoke, VA. as part of the "World As Best As I Remember It" Summer Tour".

    July 11, 1991

  • Rich Mullins performs in Richmond, VA. as part of the "World As Best As I Remember It" Summer Tour".

    July 12, 1991

  • Rich Mullins performs in Washington DC. as part of the "World As Best As I Remember It" Summer Tour".

    July 13, 1991

  • Rich Mullins performs in Bowling Green, KY. as part of the "World As Best As I Remember It" Summer Tour".

    July 14, 1991

  • Rich Mullins performs in Baltimore, MD. as part of the "World As Best As I Remember It" Summer Tour".

    July 15, 1991

  • "Boy Like Me, Man Like You" debuts on the AC Charts. It would spend 14 weeks on the chart and peak at #1 on September 16, 1991.

    July 16, 1991

  • Rich Mullins performs in Salem, NJ. as part of the "World As Best As I Remember It" Summer Tour".

    July 17, 1991

  • Rich Mullins and Beaker perform in Houston, TX. as part of the "World As Best As I Remember It" Summer Tour".

    July 18, 1991

  • Rich Mullins performs in Boston, MA. as part of the "World As Best As I Remember It" Summer Tour".

    July 19, 1991

  • Rich Mullins performs in Manchester, NH. as part of the "World As Best As I Remember It" Summer Tour".

    July 20, 1991

  • Rich Mullins performs in Burlington, VT. as part of the "World As Best As I Remember It" Summer Tour".

    July 23, 1991

  • Rich Mullins performs in Bowling Troy, NY. as part of the "World As Best As I Remember It" Summer Tour".

    July 24, 1991

  • Rich Mullins performs in Utica, NY. as part of the "World As Best As I Remember It" Summer Tour".

    July 25, 1991

  • Rich Mullins performs in Buffalo, NY. as part of the "World As Best As I Remember It" Summer Tour".

    July 26, 1991

  • Rich Mullins performs at Faith Memorial Church in Sandusky, OH. as part of the "World As Best As I Remember It" Summer Tour".

    July 27, 1991

  • Rich Mullins performs in Detroit, MI. as part of the "World As Best As I Remember It" Summer Tour".

    July 28, 1991

  • Rich Mullins performs in Grand Rapids, MI. as part of the "World As Best As I Remember It" Summer Tour".

    July 29, 1991

  • Rich Mullins performs in Sault St. Marie, MI. as part of the "World As Best As I Remember It" Summer Tour".

    August 1991

  • CCM Magazine reviews Rich's performance at the Agape Music Festival from May 3, 1991.
    Concert Review

    August 1, 1991

  • Rich Mullins performs in Tulsa, OK. as part of the "World As Best As I Remember It" Summer Tour".

    August 2, 1991

  • Rich Mullins performs in Dallas, TX. as part of the "World As Best As I Remember It" Summer Tour".

    August 3, 1991

  • Rich Mullins performs in Austin, TX. as part of the "World As Best As I Remember It" Summer Tour".

    September 16, 1991

  • "Boy Like Me, Man Like You" hits #1 on the AC Charts. After its debut on July 15, the song would stay on the chart for 14 weeks.

    September 28, 1991

  • Rich Mullins and Beaker perform in Sedalia, MO
    View Set List

    Fall 1991

  • Release Magazine publishes an article by Rich Mullins.
    "23rd At 32"

    Fall/Winter 1991

  • CCM Magazine Reviews Rich's "The World As Best As I Remember It, Volume One."
    Album Reviews

    October 8, 1991

  • Rich Mullins performs in Tulsa, OK.

    October 9, 1991

  • Rich Mullins performs in Emporia, KS.

    October 10, 1991

  • Rich Mullins performs in Manhattan, KS.

    October 11, 1991

  • Rich Mullins performs in Kansas City, MO.

    October 12, 1991

  • Rich Mullins and Band perform in St. Charles, MO. at First Baptist Church of Harvester.

    October 16, 1991

  • Rich Mullins performs in Joplin, MO.

    October 17, 1991

  • Rich Mullins performs in Cape Girardeau, MO.


    ("Calling Out Your Name" Tour T-shirt)

    October 19, 1991

  • Rich Mullins performs in Memphis, TN.

    October 20, 1991

  • Rich Mullins performs in Nashville, TN.

    October 23, 1991

  • Rich Mullins performs in Grayson, KY.

    October 24, 1991

  • Rich Mullins performs in Centerville, OH.

    October 25, 1991

  • Rich Mullins performs in Johnson City, TN.

    October 26, 1991

  • Rich Mullins performs in Knoxville, TN.

    October 27, 1991

  • Rich Mullins performs in Greenville, SC.

    October 29, 1991

  • Rich Mullins performs in Winston Salem, NC.

    October 30, 1991

  • Rich Mullins performs in Lynchburg, VA.

    November 1, 1991

  • Rich Mullins performs in Lexington, KY.

    November 2, 1991

  • Rich Mullins performs in Marlon, IN.

    November 3, 1991

  • Rich Mullins performs in Richmond, IN.

    November 4, 1991

  • "Where You Are" debuts on the AC Charts. It would spend 13 weeks on the chart and peak at #3.

    November 5, 1991

  • Rich Mullins performs in Evansville, IN.

    November 6, 1991

  • Rich Mullins performs the McKinley Foundation (Church) in Urbana, IL.

    November 7, 1991

  • Rich Mullins performs in Bloomington, IN.

    November 8, 1991

  • Rich Mullins performs in Detroit, MI.

    November 9, 1991

  • Rich Mullins performs in Detroit, MI.

    November 11, 1991

  • Rich Mullins performs in Kankakee, IL.



    (Beaker and Rich Mullins)

    November 14, 1991

  • Rich Mullins performs in Birmingham, AL.

    November 15, 1991

  • Rich Mullins performs in Atlanta, GA.

    November 16, 1991

  • Rich Mullins performs in Columbia, SC.

    November 17, 1991

  • Rich Mullins performs in Raleigh, NC.

    November 21, 1991

  • Rich Mullins performs in Columbus, OH.

    November 22, 1991

  • Rich Mullins performs in Indianapolis, IN.

    November 23, 1991

  • Rich Mullins performs in Indianapolis, IN.

    November 24, 1991

  • Rich Mullins performs in Dayton, OH.

    November 25, 1991

  • Rich Mullins performs in Pittsburgh, PA.

    November 26, 1991

  • Rich Mullins performs in Lewisberg, PA.

    November 29, 1991

  • Rich Mullins performs in Philadelphia, PA.

    November 30, 1991

  • Rich Mullins performs in New York, NY.

    December 2, 1991

  • Rich Mullins performs in Salem, NJ.

    December 3, 1991

  • Rich Mullins performs in Bloomfield, CT.

    December 4, 1991

  • Rich Mullins performs in Boston, MA.



    (Beaker and Rich Mullins)

    December 7, 1991

  • Rich Mullins performs at New Life Ministries in Schenectady, NY.

    December 10, 1991

  • Rich Mullins performs in Buffalo, NY.

    December 11, 1991

  • Rich Mullins performs in Warren, PA.

    December 12, 1991

  • Rich Mullins performs in Toledo, OH.

    December 13, 1991

  • Rich Mullins performs in South Bend, IN.


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