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Cymarron was an American soft rock band from the 1970s, most famous for their song "Rings", a number 17 hit in 1971.[1] The recording went to #6 on the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart and peaked at number 66 in Australia.[2] "Rings" was also the first single release on Columbia's Entrance label. Cymarron was composed of Rick Yancey, Sherrill Parks, and Richard Mainegra. They named their group after Cimarron Strip - a short-lived TV western from 1967.

The band's only top 20 hit, "Rings" was written by outside songwriters Eddie Reeves and Alex Harvey, and produced by Chips Moman. Moman had earlier hired Yancey as a studio musician. Yancey wrote the flip-side of their popular single, the song "Like Children". The song "Rings" was subsequently covered by both Lobo and Reuben Howell in 1974.[3] The song was also recorded in 1983 by Leo Kottke for his album Time Step. Cymarron achieved little other success, despite releasing another album and several other singles.

In 1991, Yancey and Mainegra joined Jimmy Griffin in forming the country music band The Remingtons.[4][5] Yancey and Griffin also performed together as GYC until Griffin's death in 2005.[6]


  1. ^ "HOT 100". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. 1971-08-14. p. 56. Retrieved 2016-06-04.
  2. ^ Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992 (illustrated ed.). St Ives, N.S.W.: Australian Chart Book. p. 80. ISBN 0-646-11917-6.
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  5. ^ Jones, Roben (2010-11-12). Memphis Boys: The Story of American Studios. ISBN 9781604734027.
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