Cymarron Biography

A soft rock act which placed one single in the US Top 20 in 1971, ‘Rings’, Cymarron comprised Rick Yancey (1948), Sherrill Parks (b. 1948, Jackson, Tennessee, USA; guitar/saxophone) and Richard Mainegra (b. 1948, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA). The trio was formed after Yancey was hired as a studio musician and songwriter by Chips Moman for the latter’s American Recording Studios in Memphis, Tennessee. Yancey met Parks, they decided to work together, and Parks brought in Mainegra. They named the group Cymarron after a television western called Cimarron Strip. ‘Rings’, released on Entrance Records, was not written by the group but by outside writers, Eddie Reeves and Alex Harvey, and it became Cymarron’s only success, despite a handful of subsequent singles and an album.

Source: The Encyclopedia of Popular Music by Colin Larkin. Licensed from Muze.

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