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    1989

  • Rich and Beaker officially form the Kid Brothers of St. Frank. Mullins instructed his accountant to give him only $24,000 a year, the average working person's wage. The rest, he gave away when he found a cause.
    James Bryan Smith: "Rich lived very simply. He had few possessions; he didn't care about money."


    Rich: "I think I would like to be a monk. I really considered Catholicism a few years ago, but there were some things that I just couldn't reconcile. But I thought, 'Why can't we have a religious order just because we're not Catholic?' It's hard to recruit people to a religious order, though. But Beaker and I pooled our resources and have set a salary for ourselves, and whatever comes beyond that we give back to the kingdom of God. We have a lot in common, a lot of things we don't particularly like about ourselves, but we help each other stay in line and are a good support system for each other."

  • "25 Songs of Christmas Volume 2" is released on Sparrow which includes Rich's "O Come All Ye Faithful", performed by Debby Boone (written in the late 70's).

  • Future Ragamuffin Jimmy Abegg moves to Nashville, TN from Sacramento, CA.

  • Avenue G releases The Cruel Dark on Ransomed Records which includes the song "Gonna Love," which was written by Lee Lundgren and features Rich Mullins sharing lead vocals with Nicki Lundgren.

  • Jeff Moody records Rich's "Somewhere" and "Hatching of the Heart" for his Beyond All This album.

    January 16, 1989

  • "If I Stand" debuts on the AC Charts. It would spend 16 weeks on the chart and peak at #3.

    January 1989


    (Lee and Nichole Lundgren with their band, Avenue G)
  • Lee Lungren and Nicki Lungren, musicians who performed together as "Avenue G" in Wichita, Kansas, received a phone call from Rich's manager, Gay Quisenberry stating that Rich Mullins wanted to meet them because he needed their help recording demos for his next album. Rich Mullins then shows up on their porch with his arms full of equipment to record some demos.

  • Rich records demos for "Waiting", "Hope to Carry On", "Hatching of a Heart", "Alrightokuhhuhamen", "Always Here With Me", and "Somewhere"


    (Rich with Avenue G)

    February 1989

  • Rich records demos of the following songs: "A Heart Set Free", "My One Thing", "While The Nations Rage", "Higher Education and the Book of Love", and "Bound To Come Some Trouble".

  • Gay Quisenberry, Rich Mullin's manager at Crucible Productions, moved from Chicago, Illinois to Wichita Kansas in order to manage Rich Mullins' music career and to promote Christian music in Wichita and the Midwest.

    February 16, 1989

  • Rich Mullins performs at the Assembly of God Church in Manhattan, KS at 7:30 p.m. as part of the annual MUSIC on CAMPus event.

    March 1989

  • Rich Mullins and band begin the "Winds of Heaven, Stuff of Earth" Spring Tour.

    Kathy Sprinkle: "Before a concert, artists, being the eccentrics they are, do weird things...to get pumped up or to take their minds off things - to ease their nerves, if they have any. ...and Rich would search out a chalk board or dry erase board and on it, he would sketch out the world and the continents and the seas that surrounded them. He had traveled quite a bit by that time and so he wanted to recount every country he could. So he labeled them, one by one. And before he left his work of art behind for the stage he would title and sign it: 'The World As Best As I Remember It ~R. W. Mullins'" (Source: Kathy Sprinkle, via Rhonda Miskowski)

    March 3, 1989

  • Rich Mullins performs at College Wesleyan Church at Indiana Wesleyan University in Marion, IN at 8 p.m. as part of the "Winds of Heaven, Stuff of Earth" Tour.

    March 4, 1989

  • Rich Mullins performs at College Wesleyan Church at Indiana Wesleyan University in Marion,IN. at 8 p.m. as part of the "Winds of Heaven, Stuff of Earth" Tour.

    March 5, 1989

  • Rich Mullins performs at the Lynn Friends Church, Lynn, Indiana at 7:30 p.m as part of the "Winds of Heaven, Stuff of Earth" Tour.

    March 7, 1989

  • Rich Mullins performs in Phoenix, AZ. as part of the "Winds of Heaven, Stuff of Earth" Tour.

    March 10, 1989

  • Rich Mullins performs in Wichita, KS. as part of the "Winds of Heaven, Stuff of Earth" Tour.

    March 11, 1989

  • Rich Mullins performs in Wichita, KS. as part of the "Winds of Heaven, Stuff of Earth" Tour.

    March 14, 1989

  • Rich Mullins performs in Emporia, KS. as part of the "Winds of Heaven, Stuff of Earth" Tour.

    March 15, 1989

  • Rich Mullins performs in Emporia, KS. as part of the "Winds of Heaven, Stuff of Earth" Tour.

    March 16, 1989

  • Rich Mullins performs in Emporia, KS. as part of the "Winds of Heaven, Stuff of Earth" Tour.

    March 17, 1989

  • Rich Mullins was a speaker at the Missouri Christian Convention at Tan-Tar-A Resort, Osage Beach, MO.

    March 18, 1989

  • Rich Mullins performs in Albuquerque, NM. as part of the "Winds of Heaven, Stuff of Earth" Tour.

    March 19, 1989

  • Rich's brother, David Mullins is ordained to the ministry at a service at Whitewater Christian Church in Whitewater, IN. at 3 p.m.


    March 23, 1989

  • Rich Mullins performs at the Central Christian Church in Wichita, KS as part of the "Winds of Heaven, Stuff of Earth" Tour.

    March 30, 1989

  • Rich Mullins performs in Houston, TX. as part of the "Winds of Heaven, Stuff of Earth" Tour.

    March 31, 1989

  • Rich Mullins performs in Dallas, TX. as part of the "Winds of Heaven, Stuff of Earth" Tour.

    April 1989

  • The Gospel Music Association nominates "Awesome God" for "Song of the Year."

  • Three young punks attempted to mug Rich's Producer Reed Arvin. Due to Reed's size, he was able to go home with his money and sent three kids home to ponder the physical price to pay for their career choice. (Source: CCM Magazine Insider May 1989)

    April 8- 13, 1989

  • Rich Mullins participated in various events for GMA Week in Nashville, TN.
    David Nicholas McCracken: "We (Reunion Records) hosted the Reunion Games... rented out the YMCA and had all sorts of sporty games designed for the radio VIPS to play alongside the artists. Tons of fun! I think he (Rich) had a ton of fun. None of us were professional athletes and it was about giving the radio VIPs the opportunity to interact with our artists so it was fun for us all!"

    April 13, 1989

  • Rich co-hosts the 20th Annual Dove Awards during GMA week in Nashville, TN. Rich's "Awesome God" was nominated for the 1989 Song of the Year by the Gospel Music Association. Amy Grant won an award, which Rich presented to her.

  • While in Nashville for GMA week, Rich gives an interview to Sandi Brown of WCBW 104.9 in St. Louis, MO.
    Read Transcript

    April 14, 1989


  • Rich Mullins and Beaker perform at the Clinton Junior High School in Decatur, IL. as part of the 23rd Annual Clinton Junior High Overnight Rally (Above photo by Steve Smedley)
    Rich: "It seems ridiculous to have to talk to 12 and 13 year olds about drugs and pornography, but they have to hear that. Everything is getting pushed back now, even to the elementary ages."
    Rich, about hosting the Dove Awards on the previous day: "It was boring. I would rather be in a church with a bunch of kids rather than sitting in a ball with a bunch of stiffs who want to talk about my music. When we come here, people are more interested in what we have to say, rather than what we do or who we know. I don't think these kids really care about my music. I'd much rather be with a bunch of kids."

  • Tony Melendez releases Never Be The Same which includes a song that was written by Rich and Justin Peters in the early 1980s, entitled "Always Here with Me."

    April 15, 1989

  • Rich Mullins and Beaker lead some workshops for students at the Clinton Junior High School in Decatur, IL.

    May 5, 1989

  • Rich's brother David Mullins graduates from Johnson Bible College in Knoxville, TN.

    May 8, 1989

  • "Such A Thing As Glory" debuts on the AC Charts. It would spend 8 weeks on the chart and peak at #28.

    May 14, 1989

  • Rich Mullins performs in front of 25,000 people in Wichita, KS at the first ever "River of Life" in conjuction with Wichita's 16th Annual River Festival at 7:30 p.m.

    Summer 1989

  • Rich Mullins records his next album, Never Picture Perfect, in Wichita, KS.

    June 23, 1989


  • Rich performs with Rene Garcia and Billy Sprague at Central Christian Church at 7:30 p.m. The performance was part of a benefit called "Reunion in Wichita" for Kathy Sprinkle's ministry "Youth for Christ."


  • Rich is interviewed by the Wichita Eagle.
    "Christian Singer Prefers Being the Messenger"

    June 1989

  • Rich Mullins, Beaker and Avenue G begin their 65 day "Winds of Heaven, Stuff of Earth" Summer Tour.

    June 30-July 1, 1989

  • Rich Mullins, Beaker and Avenue G perform in East Sparta, OH at the Bear Creek Amphitheatre for Alive '89 as part of the "Winds of Heaven, Stuff of Earth" Tour.

    July 24-August 1, 1989

  • Rich Mullins and Beaker perform during a week-long "Big Country Baptist Assembly" youth camp in Lueders, TX, for his friend, Pastor Billy Roddy. Rich often stayed with Billy to relax and go fishing. Billy's first son was born on August 1st and Rich got to hold him.

    August 7-10, 1989

  • Rich Mullins performs for the Christ in Youth Conference at Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar, MO.


    September 20, 1989

  • Rich Mullins, Beaker and Avenue G perform at the MetroCentre in Rockford, Illinois. as part of the "Winds of Heaven, Stuff of Earth" Tour at 7:30 p.m. The event was called "Rockford Alive I '89," which brought together Lutherans, Presbyterians, Methodists and Episcopalians an eight day crusade for Christ. Rich was a guest speaker and gave a talk entitled "Becoming All You Can Be."

    September 21, 1989

  • Rich Mullins, Beaker and Avenue G perform in Milwaukee, WI. as part of the "Winds of Heaven, Stuff of Earth" Tour.

    September 22, 1989

  • Rich Mullins, Beaker and Avenue G perform in Chicago, IL. as part of the "Winds of Heaven, Stuff of Earth" Tour.

    September 23, 1989

  • Rich Mullins, Beaker and Avenue G perform at Deer Creek Christian Church, University Park, IL at 7:00 p.m. as part of the "Winds of Heaven, Stuff of Earth" Tour.

    September 24, 1989

  • Rich Mullins, Beaker and Avenue G perform at Community Christian Church, Naperville, IL. as part of the "Winds of Heaven, Stuff of Earth" Tour.

    September 26, 1989

  • Rich Mullins, Beaker and Avenue G perform in Carbondale, Illinois. as part of the "Winds of Heaven, Stuff of Earth" Tour.

    September 27, 1989

  • Rich Mullins, Beaker and Avenue G perform in Evansville, Illinois. as part of the "Winds of Heaven, Stuff of Earth" Tour.

    September 28, 1989

  • Rich Mullins, Beaker and Avenue G perform at the Smith-Cotton High School Auditorium in Sedalia, MO. at 7:00 p.m as part of the "Winds of Heaven, Stuff of Earth" Tour.

    September 29, 1989

  • Rich Mullins, Beaker and Avenue G perform in Memphis, TN. as part of the "Winds of Heaven, Stuff of Earth" Tour.

    September 30, 1989

  • Rich Mullins, Beaker and Avenue G perform at the Tupelo Civic Auditorium in Tupelo, MS at 6:30 p.m. as part of the "Winds of Heaven, Stuff of Earth" Tour.

    October 3, 1989

  • Rich Mullins, Beaker and Avenue G perform at the Parkway Baptist Church, Jackson, MS at 7:00 p.m. as part of the "Winds of Heaven, Stuff of Earth" Tour.


    October 4, 1989

  • Rich Mullins, Beaker and Avenue G perform at the First Assembly of God Church in Russellville, AR at 7:30 p.m. as part of the "Winds of Heaven, Stuff of Earth" Tour.

    October 5, 1989

  • Rich Mullins, Beaker and Avenue G perform in Huntsville, AK. as part of the "Winds of Heaven, Stuff of Earth" Tour.

    October 6, 1989

  • Rich Mullins, Beaker and Avenue G perform at the Central Christian Church in Wichita, KS. as part of the "Winds of Heaven, Stuff of Earth" Tour.

    October 7, 1989

  • Rich Mullins, Beaker and Avenue G perform at the Central Christian Church in Wichita, KS. as part of the "Winds of Heaven, Stuff of Earth" Tour.

    October 8, 1989

  • Rich Mullins, Beaker and Avenue G perform at Lincoln Christian College in Lincoln, IL. as part of the "Winds of Heaven, Stuff of Earth" Tour.

  • It is likely that "Boy Like Me Man Like You" was written at this time.
    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.

    October 11, 1989

  • Rich Mullins, Beaker and Avenue G perform in Tulsa, OK. as part of the "Winds of Heaven, Stuff of Earth" Tour.

    October 12, 1989

  • Rich Mullins, Beaker and Avenue G perform in Oklahoma City, OK. as part of the "Winds of Heaven, Stuff of Earth" Tour.

    October 13, 1989

  • Rich Mullins, Beaker and Avenue G perform at Footloose in Euless, TX. as part of the "Winds of Heaven, Stuff of Earth" Tour.
    Set List: I Will Sing/Hope to Carry On/Pictures In the Sky/The Other Side of the World/If I Stand/While the Nations Rage/Awesome God/Ready for the Storm/Screen Door/Such a Thing as Glory/First Family/I See You/Sing Your Praise to the Lord/Bound to Come Some Trouble/The Love of God


    October 14, 1989

  • Rich Mullins, Beaker and Avenue G perform in Houston, TX. as part of the "Winds of Heaven, Stuff of Earth" Summer Tour.

    October (?) 1989

  • Beaker writes "Step by Step." Rich sometimes introduced the song as being written "somewhere in Midland, TX."

    Unknown Date 1989

  • Rich Mullins and Beaker performed a concert at the Christian Church of Midland in Midland, TX. It is mentioned that Beaker wrote his first song "Step by Step."

    October 16, 1989

  • Rich Mullins, Beaker and Avenue G perform at the Crescent Heights Baptist Church in Abilene, TX as part of the "Winds of Heaven, Stuff of Earth" Summer Tour.

    October 17, 1989

  • Rich Mullins, Beaker and Avenue G perform performs in Alberquerque, NM. as part of the "Winds of Heaven, Stuff of Earth" Summer Tour.

    October 18, 1989


  • Rich Mullins, Beaker and Avenue G perform at the Pro-Cathedral Church in El Paso, TX at 7:30 p.m. as part of the "Winds of Heaven, Stuff of Earth" Summer Tour.

    October 19, 1989

  • Rich Mullins, Beaker and Avenue G perform in Mesa, AZ. as part of the "Winds of Heaven, Stuff of Earth" Summer Tour.

    October 20, 1989

  • Rich Mullins, Beaker and Avenue G perform at Lake Hills Community Church Laguna Hills, CA as part of the "Winds of Heaven, Stuff of Earth" Summer Tour.

  • Rich Mullins, Beaker and Avenue G perform at the Oxnard Civic Auditorim in Oxnard, CA at 7:30 p.m. as part of the "Winds of Heaven, Stuff of Earth" Summer Tour. A dollar of every ticket sold is donated to the American Red Cross, who is overseeing relief activities for the victims of Hurricane Hugo and the Northern California Earthquake. (Source: Thousand Oaks Star / Ventura County Star)

    October 21, 1989

  • Rich Mullins is interviewed by Austin Hill on KYMS Radio 106.3 FM in Santa Ana, California. Then Rich celebrated his birthday with Beaker and friends, in Anaheim, CA.

  • Rich Mullins, Beaker and Avenue G perform at Melodyland Christian Center in Anaheim, CA as part of the "Winds of Heaven, Stuff of Earth" Summer Tour.
    Beth Snell Lutz: "In the Fall of 1989, Richard was touring the west coast, and I decided to fly to California to surprise him for his birthday. All I knew was he was going to be playing in Anaheim that night... so I got on the LA nonstop and figured it would sort itself out when I got there. When I arrived, I called a local Christian radio station to see where the concert was, hopped a bus headed to Disneyland and was dropped off in front of the huge venue. Wouldn't you know, there he was, walking the dogs. I ended up spending the week driving the coast with him and Beaker, who had picked up the lap dulcimer and was learning to play a clever little song Richard had just written. Of course, he couldn't wait for me to hear it.. no surprise there. As I had my tape player with me, I can now share with you the first time I heard '"Boy Like Me"' in the hotel room that night."

    October 22, 1989

  • Rich Mullins performs at a church in Salinas, California as part of the "Winds of Heaven, Stuff of Earth" Summer Tour. The concert was a benefit for Candlelight Missions. Rich performed Beaker's "Newly Written" "Step By Step."
    Set List: Live Right/Such a Thing as Glory/Jesus Loves me (hammered dulcimer)/It Don't Do/Other Side of the World/Both Feet on the Ground/Pictures in the Sky/Gonna Love (fea Nicki Lundgren)/The River/Step by Step/Ready for the Storm/Place to Stand/If I Stand/Praise to the Lord/Awesome God/There is a Fountain/I See You/Step by Step/Doxology


    October 23, 1989

  • A "day off" for the band - everyone travels to Monterey for sightseeing and feeding seals and pelicans on Old Fisherman's Wharf.

  • It is likely that Rich and Beaker write "Where You Are" during this part of their tour.
    Rich: "The advantage of it (the lap dulcimer) is that you can play it while you drive. We were on our way from San Francisco back down to Los Angeles... Beaker was driving the truck and started playing this and by the time we had got there we had written this song." (Source: Song Introduction, 1994 Holland Concert)


    (Photo by Mark Tucker.)

    October 24, 1989

  • Rich Mullins, Beaker and Avenue G perform in Los Angeles, CA. as part of the "Winds of Heaven, Stuff of Earth" Summer Tour.

    October 25, 1989

  • Rich Mullins, Beaker and Avenue G perform in Las Vegas, NV. as part of the "Winds of Heaven, Stuff of Earth" Summer Tour.

    October 28, 1989

  • Rich Mullins, Beaker and Avenue G perform in Denver, CO. as part of the "Winds of Heaven, Stuff of Earth" Summer Tour.

    October 29, 1989

  • Rich Mullins, Beaker and Avenue G perform in Colorado Springs, CO. as part of the "Winds of Heaven, Stuff of Earth" Summer Tour.

    October 31, 1989

  • Rich Mullins, Beaker and Avenue G perform in Garden City, KS. as part of the "Winds of Heaven, Stuff of Earth" Summer Tour.

    November 2, 1989

  • Rich Mullins, Beaker and Avenue G perform in Shreveport, LA. as part of the "Winds of Heaven, Stuff of Earth" Summer Tour.

    November 3, 1989

  • Rich Mullins, Beaker and Avenue G perform in Baton Rouge, LA. as part of the "Winds of Heaven, Stuff of Earth" Summer Tour.

  • Rich is interviewed in the Lafeyette Indiana Journal and Courier prior to his November 8th concert.
    "Hoosier Musician Sings to Heaven but Keeps His Feet on the Ground"


    (Photo by Mark Tucker.)

    November 4, 1989


  • Rich Mullins, Beaker and Avenue G perform performs in Joplin, MO.

    Unknown Date 1989

  • Rich Mullins and Beaker performed a concert and gave a concert at Greenville College at Greenville, IL. "Step by Step" is performed. Rich said that they needed money for lunch, so they sold photocopies of the sheet music for a dollar.

    November 6, 1989

  • "Ready for the Storm" debuts on the AC Charts. It would spend 10 weeks on the chart and peak at #11.

    November 8, 1989

  • Rich Mullins, Beaker and Avenue G perform at the Long Center for the Performing Arts in Lafayette, Indiana at 7:00 p.m. as part of the "Winds of Heaven, Stuff of Earth" Summer Tour.

    November 10, 1989

  • Rich Mullins, Beaker, Jeff Sack and Avenue G perform at Great Lakes Bible College near Lansing MI as part of the "Winds of Heaven, Stuff of Earth" Summer Tour. This performance was part of the college's 17th annual His Way '89 Crusade.

    November 12, 1989

  • Rich Mullins, Beaker and Avenue G perform at Concordia College, Ann Arbor, MI at Concordia College with Avenue G. as part of the "Winds of Heaven, Stuff of Earth" Summer Tour.


    (Photo by Mark Tucker.)

    November 14, 1989

  • Rich Mullins, Beaker and Avenue G perform in Saginaw, MI. as part of the "Winds of Heaven, Stuff of Earth" Summer Tour.

    November 15, 1989

  • Rich Mullins, Beaker and Avenue G perform at the Christian Center Church in South Bend, IN. with Avenue G. as part of the "Winds of Heaven, Stuff of Earth" Summer Tour.

    November 16, 1989

  • Rich Mullins, Beaker and Avenue G perform in Indianapolis, IN. as part of the "Winds of Heaven, Stuff of Earth" Summer Tour.

    November 17, 1989

  • Rich Mullins, Beaker and Avenue G perform at President's Hall, Cincinnati Bible College in Cincinnati, OH. with Avenue G. as part of the "Winds of Heaven, Stuff of Earth" Summer Tour.

    November 18, 1989

  • Rich Mullins, Beaker and Avenue G perform in Columbus, OH. as part of the "Winds of Heaven, Stuff of Earth" Summer Tour. During a pre-show rehearsal in Columbus, Ohio, Rich performed the new songs "Where You Are," and "Boy Like Me / Man Like You," which was written earlier in the year.


    November 19, 1989

  • Rich Mullins, Beaker and Avenue G perform at the Whitewater Christian Church in Richmond, IN. at 7:00 p.m. as part of the "Winds of Heaven, Stuff of Earth" Summer Tour.

    November 21, 1989

  • Rich Mullins, Beaker and Avenue G perform at Oak Grove Christian Church in Beckley, WV at 7:30 p.m. as part of the "Winds of Heaven, Stuff of Earth" Summer Tour.

    November 24, 1989

  • Rich Mullins, Beaker and Avenue G perform in Pittsburg, PA. as part of the "Winds of Heaven, Stuff of Earth" Summer Tour.

    November 25, 1989

  • Rich Mullins, Beaker and Avenue G perform at Calvary Temple in Allentown, PA. at 7:30 p.m. as part of the "Winds of Heaven, Stuff of Earth" Summer Tour.

    November 26, 1989

  • Rich Mullins, Beaker and Avenue G perform in Philadelphia, PA. as part of the "Winds of Heaven, Stuff of Earth" Summer Tour.

    November 29, 1989

  • Rich Mullins, Beaker and Avenue G perform at Glenbard North High School in Carol Stream, IL at 7:30 p.m. as part of the "Winds of Heaven, Stuff of Earth" Summer Tour. The concert was a benefit for Oakdale Community Church youth programs

    November 30, 1989

  • Rich Mullins, Beaker and Avenue G perform in Des Moines, OH. as part of the "Winds of Heaven, Stuff of Earth" Summer Tour.

    December 1, 1989





  • Rich Mullins fourth album Never Picture Perfect is released on Reunion Records.

    Rich, on "My One Thing": "For me, one of my greatest accomplishments that I'm most proud of is 'My One Thing,' which was written and performed on a hammer dulcimer, and went to Number One on pop Christian charts. How many hammer dulcimer songs are there - and this goes to Number One. That's weird."
    The track became Rich's third #1 single.

    "While the Nations Rage": This track became Rich's fourth #1 single.

    Reed Arvin: "Never Picture Perfect was the first record we fought over, so it's the first time our friendship made any difference. Rich was still telling his secrets. He was still being funny, too: who else would name a song "Alrightokuhhuhamen"? It looks vaguely Egyptian - as in the 'tomb of alrightokuhhuhamen.'"

    David McCracken, Reunion Records (on obtaining Credits for the Album Packaging): "[I] finally got them, typed them up, [and] handed them off to my boss who came storming into my closet office and said, ‘He can't do this! I won't allow it!'" (Mullins, looking out for those at the bottom of the hierarchy, had written a thank you to 'David McCracken and his staff at Reunion,' and listed staff in reverse order, those lower in power first, and then those at the top of the label. Mike Blanton, one of the co-owners of Reunion, thought it was hilarious. 'It’s his record. He can do whatever he wants,' McCracken said Blanton replied, and the thank-you remained.)

  • Rich Mullins, Beaker and Avenue G perform in Kingsport, TN. as part of the "Winds of Heaven, Stuff of Earth" Summer Tour.

    December 2, 1989

  • Rich Mullins, Beaker and Avenue G perform in Kingsport, TN. as part of the "Winds of Heaven, Stuff of Earth" Summer Tour.

    December 3, 1989

  • Rich Mullins, Beaker and Avenue G perform in Wichita, KS. as part of the "Winds of Heaven, Stuff of Earth" Summer Tour.


(Photo by Mark Tucker.)

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