TimeLine : 1997

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The Early Years


    (Photo by Jonathan A. Meyers. JAM Photography.)

    1997

  • Rich often performs the unreleased song "Charlie" (actual title unknown) during this time, typically with a comment that his record label didn't want it. Other songs performed at this time include "Nothing But the Blood" (Instrumental, on Hammered Dulcimer), Harlan County Waltz (Instrumental, on Lap Dulcimer. Written in 1977), "Babylon," "Madeline's Song."

  • The Insyderz cover "Awesome God" for their album, "The Insyderz Present Skalleluiah!"

  • Rich cowrote "A Million Years" for This Train's "Mimes of the Old West" album. Rich also sings background vocals on the track.

    January 24, 1997

  • Rich Mullins performs in Columbus, OH at St. Grace Brethren Church.
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    January 25, 1997

  • Rich Mullins performs in Indianapolis, IN at East 91st Street Christian Church.

    January 31, 1997

  • Rich Mullins and the Ragamuffin Band perform in Wichita, KS at the Century 2 Concert Hall. The performance includes an abbreviated performance of some of the Canticle of the Plains.
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    (Photo by Jonathan A. Meyers. JAM Photography.)

    February 1, 1997

  • Rich Mullins and the Ragamuffin Band perform in Wichita, KS at the Century 2 Concert Hall. Like the show on January 31st, the night included an abbreviated performance of songs from the Canticle of the Plains.

    February 2, 1997

  • The world premier of Canticle of the Plains on KTLI 99 FM in Wichita, KS.

    Febraruy 1997

  • Author Brennan Manning leads Rich through a three day silent retreat at Chateau Elan vineyard, north of Atlanta, GA. Manning described Rich as being in a state of emotional termoil about unresolved issues with his family - his father in particular, who had a difficult time expressing affection and supporting his children emotionally.
    Brennan: "During the retreat, I asked Rich to write a letter to his deceased father. The next day I asked him to write a letter from his father to him. Rich resided in the chalet next to mine. As he wrote, I heard sobbing and wailing so loud that I started crying myself. All John Mullins' pent-up affection exploded and came cascading into Rich's heart like a torrent of truth and love. Soon after, Rich came to my place and read the letter, tears streaming down his face.
    Next, I asked Rich to write a letter to Abba followed by a letter from Abba to him. I shall never forget our festive dinner on the last night of the retreat. His black eyes shining like onyx and his face crease in a radiant smile, he said simply, 'Brennan, I'm free.'" (from An Arrow Pointing to Heaven by James Brian Smith)

    February 10, 1997

  • "Elijah" (Songs Version) debuts on the AC Charts. It would spend 13 weeks on the chart and peak at #7. Interestingly, this song was Rich's first and last singles on the AC Charts during his lifetime.

    February 14, 1997

  • Rich Mullins and Mitch McVicker perform in Omaha, NE at Bellevue Christian Center.


    (Photo by Jonathan A. Meyers. JAM Photography.)

    February 15, 1997

  • Rich Mullins performs in Chardon, OH at Park School Auditorium.

    February 28, 1997

  • Rich Mullins performs in Green Castle, IN at DePauw University's Kresge Auditorium.

    March 1, 1997

  • Rich Mullins performs in Cincinnati, OH at Landmark Baptist Church.

    March 2, 1997

  • Rich Mullins performs in Pittsburgh, PA at Allegheny Center Alliance Church.

    March 14, 1997

  • Rich Mullins and the Ragamuffin band perform in South Bend, IN for the television special "Live From Studio B."

    March 15, 1997

  • Rich Mullins and the Ragamuffin Band perform in South Bend, IN at Bethel College's Everest-Rohrer Fine Arts Center.
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    March 16, 1997

  • A sneak preview of "The Canticle of the Plains" is performed in South Bend, IN at Bethel College's Everest-Rohrer Fine Arts Center.

    March 21, 1997

  • Rich Mullins performs in Langhorne, PA at Philadelphia College of the Bible.

    March 22, 1997

  • Rich Mullins performs in Toronto, Ontario Canada at Bramalea Baptist Church.


    (Photo by Jonathan A. Meyers. JAM Photography.)

    March 23, 1997

  • Rich Mullins performs in Denton, TX at Texas Woman's University's Jones Auditorium.
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    March 25, 1997

  • Caedmon's Call releases their first self-titled album which includes a cover of Rich's "Hope To Carry On."

    March 25-27, 1997

  • Rich and the Ragamuffins spend part of Holy Week at a private retreat led by Brennan Manning.

    April 1997

  • The Dick Staub Show airs an interview with Rich.

  • The Catholic Register publishes an interview with Rich Mullins.
    "Interview with Rich Mullins"


    (Photo by Jonathan A. Meyers. JAM Photography.)

    April 4, 1997

  • Rich Mullins and the Ragamuffin Band perform in Minneapolis, MN at Crystal Free Church.

    April 5, 1997

  • Rich Mullins performs in Tulsa, OK at Garnett Church of Christ.

    April 11, 1997

  • Rich Mullins and Mitch McVicker appear on The Exchange television program and perform several songs.

    April 18, 1997

  • "The Canticle of the Plains" is performed for the first time for the public in Wheaton, IL at Wheaton College's Edman Memorial Chapel. CDs of the soundtrack are available for sale for the first time.

    April 19, 1997

  • Rich Mullins performs in Kissimmee, FL at Kissimmee Civic Center.
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    (Photo by Jonathan A. Meyers. JAM Photography.)

    May 3, 1997

  • Rich Mullins performs in Peoria, IL at Peoria Civic Center Theater.

    May 4, 1997

  • Rich Mullins performs in Grand Rapids, MI at Welch Auditorium.

    May 22,1997


    (Photo by Jonathan A. Meyers. JAM Photography.)
  • Rich Mullins is photographed by Jonathan A. Meyers in Tse Bonito, New Mexico. This photo shoot was an assignment for an article that appeared in "Christian Reader" September/October 1997 Magazine.

    May 23,1997

  • Rich Mullins is photographed by Jonathan A. Meyers in Tse Bonito, New Mexico This photo shoot was an assignment for an article that appeared in "Christian Reader" September/October 1997 Magazine. Many of those photos can be seen on this page. (Used with Permission. www.JamPhotography.com)

    June 1997

  • CCM Magazine runs a story on AIDS, which includes the following comments from Rich: "It seems like the church has picked homosexuality out to be the ultimate evil thing, and I'm just not always sure that it is... The people that I know who are homosexual, I don't think about that anymore than I think about my friends who are overweight, who have cheated on their taxes, or have enormous egos. It's all the same thing. If I have to have perfect people in order to have friendships, I'm going to be a very lonely guy."
    The issue also included the following story...
    "A Conversation with Rich Mullins"


    (Photo by Jonathan A. Meyers. JAM Photography.)

    June 6, 1997

  • Rich Mullins and band perform in Farmington, NM at Exciting Baptist Tabernacle, with This Train and Mitch McVicker.

    June 9, 1997

  • Rich Mullins and band perform in Lubbock, TX at Trinity Church, with This Train and Mitch McVicker.

    June 11, 1997

  • Rich Mullins and band perform in McKinney, TX at the First Baptist Church, with This Train and Mitch McVicker. Prior to the show, Rich came out and played a couple of songs solo - one of which was a song that he said he had just written entitled "You Did Not Have A Home." The song would eventually appear on The Jesus Record.


    (Photo by Jonathan A. Meyers. JAM Photography.)

    June 12, 1997

  • Rich Mullins and band perform in Austin, TX., with This Train and Mitch McVicker.

    June 13, 1997

  • Rich Mullins and band perform in Longview, TX at LeTourneau University's Assembly Building, with This Train and Mitch McVicker.


    (Photo by Jonathan A. Meyers. JAM Photography.)

    June 14, 1997

  • Rich Mullins and band perform in Southaven, MS at the First Baptist Church, with This Train and Mitch McVicker.

    June 19, 1997

  • Rich Mullins and band perform in Toledo, OH at, with This Train and Mitch McVicker.

    June 21, 1997

  • Rich Mullins and band perform in Lafayette, IN at the First Assembly of God, with This Train and Mitch McVicker.
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    June 27, 1997

  • Rich Mullins and band perform in Birmingham, AL at the 16th Street Baptist Church, with This Train and Mitch McVicker.

    June 28, 1997

  • Rich Mullins and the band perform in Stone Mountain, GA at Moubt Carmel Christian Church, with This Train and Mitch McVicker.
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    July 1997

  • CCM Magazine Includes an interview with Rich about the musical that he wrote with Beaker and Mitch McVicker, "the Cantile of the Plains."
    "Rich Mullins: The Dreamer and the Saint

    July 4, 1997

  • Prism/ESA releases Demonstrations of Love which includes a track by Ragamuffin Jimmy Abegg, "Aliens" and a song from Canticle of the Plains called "There You Are".

  • While at Cornerstone, Rich gives a colorful interview to two representatives of the TBN television program the 700 Club, for a segment called "On the Road with Pete and Roy". Only a brief portion of the interview was aired. Pete and Roy also spend time with Daniel Amos frontman Terry Scott Taylor who gives a tour of the festival grounds to a cardboard cutout of Pat Robertson.



  • Rich Mullins and the Ragamuffin Band perform at the Cornerstone Music Festival in Bushnel, Illinois. Rich performs the song "Jesus," from his upcoming album.
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  • Canticle of the Plains is performed at the Cornerstone Music festival shortly after the Ragamuffin's mainstage performance.
    Copies of the album were available at the show, but sold out very quickly.

  • At one point, Rich talked to Reunion Records about releasing Canticle of the Plains.
    Dean Diehl (Reunion Records Vice President): "He said 'Dean, I want you to make your best offer, and I'll take it or leave it. I won't negotiate. If you offer 'X' and I don't think that's enough and then you raise it to 'Y,' then I'll feel like you were trying to take advantage of me. Because if you can raise it, then you could have made that offer in the first place. Don't say you're going to give me 10 when you can give me 12. Give me 12.' That's some pressure, knowing the guy is either going to take it or leave it, no negotiating. I'd hate to take that approach to selling cars."

    July 18, 1997

  • Rich Mullins and band perform in Oklahoma City, OK at eagle Heights Church, with This Train and Mitch McVicker.

    July 19, 1997



  • Rich Mullins and band perform in Lufkin, Texas at Carpenters Way Christian Fellowship, with This Train and Mitch McVicker.
    Portions of this concert was later released on the "Homeless Man" video.
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    Lee Miller (Tech Director at Carpenter's Way Church): "That afternoon, we were expecting Rich and the guys to arrive about 2 or 3pm. While we waited inside the church, one of our high school students hung outside watching for them. It was one of those 100 degree days in Texas and Trey came back in the church and reported that they were not here yet, but he did note for us that a scraggly looking guy in a t-shirt and gym shorts wearing no shoes and driving a jeep just zipped into the parking lot. We immediately recognized that description!
    We went out to find Rich in the parking lot taking off his t-shirt and opening up a brand new box of running shoes. We greeted and he asked if he had time to jog around a while. Noting that it was his show and the remainder of the guys were not there yet, we grabbed the dulcimers out of the back and sent him on his jog.
    The church is located in a former strip mall and behind the church is a gear manufacturing facility that had a couple acres of property with nice trees and grass, a great place to jog thought Rich.
    The guys arrived and we got the band set-up and sound check was ready, but no Rich. Finally, after some time, Rich returned to the church. While he was out jogging, on the industrial property, they went home for the day and closed the eight foot security gates to the road locking Rich in the facility. He finally scaled the fence and returned to the church."

    July 24, 1997

  • Rich Mullins and band perform in Joplin, MO at Christ Community UMC, with This Train and Mitch McVicker.

    July 25, 1997

  • Rich Mullins and band perform in Belleville, IL at St, Matthew Church, with This Train and Mitch McVicker.

    July 26, 1997

  • Rich Mullins and band perform in Overland Park, KS at Southwood's Christian Church, with This Train and Mitch McVicker.

    July 28, 1997

  • Rich Mullins and band perform in Stone Mountain, GA., with This Train and Mitch McVicker.


    (Photo by Jonathan A. Meyers. JAM Photography.)

    Late 1997

  • Rich began to write a book that would be released with his next album.
    Kathy Sprinkle: "He read me the first reflection for his book and I just sat there. Sometimes he scared me with the things he wrote because I knew they didn't come from him. That's how I felt when I heard this. I told him, 'It's the best thing you've ever written.' He agreed."

    August 1997

  • Rich goes for a walk in Nashville with Keith Bordeaux.
    Keith: "Rich shared with me some simple but profound thoughts on the subject. "Music is my occupation. My life is my ministry," he said. "Ministry is everyday. For example, how do I leave my hotel room when I check out? Do I leave dirty towels all over the place, empty cans on the floor? Do I leave the room destroyed so that when the maid comes in she thinks to herself, 'I am just a maid. My life is not important. I deserve this mess.'? Or do I pile my dirty towels in a corner and empty my own ashtrays? Do I clean up my trash so that when the maid comes in she thinks to herself, 'I am a maid. My life is important. I have dignity.'"

  • A promo video is made for Caedmon's Call's cover of Rich's "Hope To Carry On". The video includes shots of Rich playing guitar and drinking coffee.

  • Caedmon's Call releases "Intimate Portrait", which includes their cover of Rich's "Hope To Carry On" as well as video clips of Rich, interviews with CC about Rich, and the "Hope To Carry On" Promo Video.


    (Photo by Jonathan A. Meyers. JAM Photography.)

    August 1, 1997

  • Rich Mullins and band perform in West Carbondale, IL at the Lutheran Church of Hope, with This Train and Mitch McVicker.

    August 2, 1997

  • Rich Mullins and band perform in West Central, IL at the Lutheran Church of Hope, with This Train and Mitch McVicker.

    August 3, 1997

  • Rich Mullins and band perform in West Des Moines, IA at the Lutheran Church of Hope, with This Train and Mitch McVicker.

    August 7, 1997

  • Rich Mullins and band perform in Waterloo, IA at the Waterloo Church of Christ, with This Train and Mitch McVicker.

    August 8, 1997

  • Rich Mullins and band perform in Rockford, IL at the First Assembly of God, with This Train and Mitch McVicker.

    August 9, 1997

  • Rich Mullins and band perform in Naperville, IL at Calvary Church, with This Train and Mitch McVicker.

    August 10, 1997



  • Rich Mullins and band perform in Green Bay, WI at Green Bay Community Church, with This Train and Mitch McVicker.
    A portion of "Nothing But The Blood" from this concert would later be released as the ending to the Jesus record.
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    August 12, 1997

  • Rich Mullins and band perform in Milwaukee, WI at Elmbrook Church, with This Train and Mitch McVicker.

    August 14, 1997

  • Rich Mullins and band perform in Fort Wayne, IN at the First Assembly of God, with This Train and Mitch McVicker.

    August 15, 1997

  • Rich Mullins and band perform in Plymouth, MI at temple Baptist Church, with This Train and Mitch McVicker.
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    (Photo by Jonathan A. Meyers. JAM Photography.)

    August 16, 1997

  • Rich Mullins and band perform in Crystal Lake, IL at Evangelical Free Church of Crystal Lake, with This Train and Mitch McVicker.

    August 20, 1997

  • Rich Mullins signs a recording contract with Myrhh Records.

    Early September 1997

  • CCM Magazine Reviews Canticle of the Plains.
    Album Reviews

  • Rich Mullins spends time in Roswell East Studio in Chicago with Mark Robertson and Mitch McVicker recording Mitch's first album.

  • Rich records what later became known as The Jesus Demos in an abandoned church near the studio in Chicago. After playing through the entire set of songs, Rich realized that he had forgotten to take the tape recorder off of "pause." Instead of giving up, he started the recorder and played through them again. These were the working demos of songs for what would later become The Jesus Record (at the time, simply known as Ten Songs About Jesus.)

    September 1997

  • Rich spends a weekend with Judith Volz and Jum Chafee (from Myrrh Records), Rick Elias (whom Rich wanted to produce his next album), Jim Dunning Jr (Rich's Manager), and Keith Bordeaux (who worked with the William Morris Agency to book Rich's tour dates) as a time to plan for his new album. He also played the tape of demos recorded earlier in the month in Chicago.

    Rick Elias: "He put it in one cassette deck and it wouldn't play, The tape got caught in the deck; he stared pulling on it and there was all this tape coming out. I rewound it with a pencil and said, `You'd better put it in another deck before it breaks.' "

    Keith Bordeux: "I was with Rich at his home in New Mexico the weekend before his death. He had not been home in six months because of summer touring and he was excited to be back. He was like a child in his enthusiasm to show his guests everything about his life among the Navajo Nation. The trip was scheduled to be a planning time for the new project Rich would be recording... By the first day, he had the entire weekend planned for us. He definitely wanted everyone to hear the new songs and he wanted to discuss direction for the album and touring. But his primary love was evident in the amount of time he had blocked for us to see the Navajo Nation. We spent four hours on Friday discussing business and the rest of the weekend experiencing the reservation. We saw Window Rock, where the central government of the Navajo people is located. He took us hiking in Canyon de Chelley to experience the beauty and grandeur that inspired 'Cry The Name.' We slept in his hogans, traditional eight-sided Navajo dwellings. We picnicked with his Navajo and missionary friends, and we visited a museum for the Navajo Nation. One of the highlights of the weekend for me was late Friday night, lying on the futon in his trailer with him and Judith and watching his favorite movie, Brother Sun, Sister Moon about the life of St. Francis."

  • Rich faxes Sound and Spirit Magazine his goals and resolutions for 1998.
    Rich: "My goal is to stop being grumpy. My resolution is my plan of attack: 1) Get up before I have to so I can have a half-hour at least before I have to talk to anyone. 2) Spend an hour each early evening working out - do not hurry. 3) Unplug my phone - use my answering machine as a dart board. Throw ice cubes at it when I'm frustrated in stead of making cutting remarks to people I love. 4) Stop expecting big successes and start celebrating the little ones. 5) Chart the movements of the Big Dipper and soak in the sun as much as possible. Live in a world that is bigger than my calendar -- more permanent than my feelings, more glorious than my accomplishments (that should be easy)."

    September 13, 1997

  • Rich, Mitch and Eric perform a private house convert in Elgin, IL.

    September 14, 1997

  • Rich and Eric Hauck go for a walk in Chicago.
    Keith Bordaeux: "He felt that God was not going to allow him to be a hands on participant in the work on the reservation. He would not be able to actually do the work he had looked forward to for so long. In tears he told Eric that he felt that God was showing him that his gift was raising money through his music to support the work and wanted Eric to pray about heading up the after school programs for the youth."

    September 17, 1997

  • Rich writes Scared of the Dark.

    September 19, 1997

  • Rich Mullins is taken from us in a car accident near Peoria, IL. Rich and Mitch McVicker were on their way to a benefit concert at Lawrence Dumont Stadium in Wichita.

    Mark Robertson: "I was with him about two hours before he died." I was in Ohio, taking a small vacation, because Rich and I had just produced a record. The day he died was the last day of tracking the record for a new artist named Mitch McVicker. I checked my messages, and I had about 30 messages, none of which said what happened, just 'I'm so sorry, I'm so sorry'. I finally called a friend who told me to sit down, and told me the news. Basically I cried all night. I feel happy for Rich - he's where he wanted to be, where he always wanted to be, so I'm sure Rich is fine. I feel sorry for me that I have to be without him, as my friend, and I'll never get to play music with him again, and how much I would miss his friendship, and his example to me as a Christian."

    Jim Chaffee (Myrrh): "I was with Rich two weeks ago in Window Rock at the Navajo Nation. We had spent two days working on the songs for the new record, then took a day to hike in the canyon. We came home late that day and the missionaries who lived in the compound invited him over for dinner. We were very tired, but he felt that he should go because this was his only opportunity to see them and he hadn't been home for six months. He had dinner with them, then came back in late. We were thinking he had come back to go to bed, but he grabbed his guitar and said, 'I'll be back in a bit.' He went back to them and sat in their living room until very, very late that night and sang through the whole new record to this missionary couple and their kids because they were his friends and he wanted to share the new music with them. That was the heart of Rich Mullins."

    Billy Crockett (Musician, Ragamuffin Band): "In the studio Rich would say to me, 'Don't make this too pretty.' He didn't want to be sentimental. 'Hello Old Friends' says it outright: 'Let love be stronger than the feelings.'
    He was always laughing about how out-of-tune his instruments were. He played a beat-up buzzing guitar until one day somebody came to the airport and handed him a new Guild which he received like an amazed little boy.
    Life seemed trivial and dear, like some kind of holy joke. I suppose that it's no real surprise that his life ended abruptly. He did seem to live like a meteorite! The 'reckless raging fury' of God's love is what he was onto! I simply hoped for more chapters, more chances, more strange improvisational occasions to play for and glimpse the wild heart of a true believer."

    Michael W. Smith (artist): "Rich Mullins's life and music have impacted me more than anyone I know... Nobody on this planet wrote songs like he did, and I feel we've lost one of the only true poets in our industy. I love Rich Mullins. No one will ever know how much I'll miss him."

    Bob Thornton (KTLI Wichita): "Rich used to come into the station quite a bit. He had friends who worked here and all of us knew him, so he would drop in when he was in town. He would just walk in the lobby and call out to any staff that was around, 'Who wants to go to lunch? I haven't got any money!' That was Rich. He never had any money...
    As I got to know him over the years, it was because he literally gave everything away. He really didn't have anything. I've spoken with the lady who was house-sitting his Navajo reservation home. She went over on Sunday [after the accident], and she said 'There's nothing here.' Rich just didn't collect things. A few musical instruments, a jacket...
    So, Rich was just really about giving himself 100% of the time and even when it came down to something simple like, 'I haven't got any money for lunch,' it was probably because he had given everything he had to somebody that had needed it the day before.

    Mike Blanton: "Rich's passing is very bittersweet. I've never known anybody who so firmly had one leg already in heaven and one leg still on this earth. I don't think he ever felt fully comfortable or settled-in here, and he lived the type of life of somebody who was not settling in. I know he feels much more at home now than he ever did over here."

    September 24, 1997

  • A memorial sevice is held for Rich at Kentwood Christian Church in Kentwood, MI.

  • A public memorial sevice is held for Rich in Richmond, IN.

    September 25, 1997

  • A memorial sevice is held for Rich at Milligan College's Seeger Chapel in Johnson, TN.

    September 26, 1997

  • A memorial sevice is held for Rich at Christ Presbyterian Church in Nashville, TN. Musical tributes included performances by Michael W. Smith ("Awesome God," and "Step by Step."), Ashley Cleveland ("Elijah"), Phil Keaggy ("Hold Me Jesus"), Rick Elias ("Man of No Reputation"), and Amy Grant (who performed her own "Somewhere Down the Road," at the request of Rich's mother Neva Mullins).

  • Family News in Focus reports news of Rich Mullins' death.

    September 27, 1997

  • A memorial prayer and praise sevice is held for Rich at Wichita State University's Henry Levitt Arena in Wichita, KS. More than 5000 people attended.
    Dr Stephen Hooks (Rich's former professor): "There's a Ragamuffin Loose in heaven. There are bare feet on the streets of gold. And I tell you, heaven will never be the same!"

  • A memorial sevice is held for Rich at First Assembly of God Church in Peoria, IL.

  • A memorial sevice is held for Rich at Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA.

    September 29, 1997

  • CCM Update includes an artcle on Rich entitled "Christian Music Industry Remembers Rich Mullins".

    October 1997

  • "20 The Countdown Magazine" radio show airs a special tribute to Rich.

  • Christian Musician publishes an article about Rich Mullins written by Keith Bordauex.
    "Rich Mullins (1955-1997)"

  • Sound and Spirit publishes an article about Rich Mullins.
    "Remembering Rich Mullins (1955-1997)"

    October 4, 1997

  • Billboard Magazine publishes news about the death of Rich Mullins.

    October 9-11, 1997

  • "The Canticle of the Plains" is performed at Friends University's Alexander Auditorium in Wichita, KS.

    October 10, 1997

  • The Chicago Tribune runs an article on the death of Rich Mullins.
    "A Christian Songwriter Who Broke the Mold"

    October 13, 1997

  • A memorial sevice is held for Rich in Window Rock, AZ.

    October 20, 1997

  • This was the date that Rich had originally planned to start recording his next album in Nashville, TN.

    October 21, 1997

  • A memorial sevice is held for Rich in Cincinnati, OH at Cincinnati Bible College & Seminary's Presidential Hall Gym.
    October 21 is also declared "Rich Mullins Day" in Cincinnati.

    November 1997



  • Rich Mullins appears on the Cover of CCM Magazine. The issue includes a large tribute to Rich, with articles and rare photos.
    "As Best As I Can Remember Him, Volume One"
    "In His Own Words"
    "Requiem For A Ragamuffin"
    "Rich Rememberances"

  • The same issue of CCM also includes the following article by John Fischer.
    "Barefoot in Heaven"

    November 7, 1997

  • A memorial sevice is held for Rich in Boynton Beach, FL at Westside Baptist Church.

    November 8, 1997

  • A memorial concert is held for Rich in Brampton, Ontario Canada.

    November 10, 1997

  • LightMusic airs Part One of a special tribute to Rich.

    November 17, 1997

  • LightMusic airs Part Two of a special tribute to Rich.


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