There are nine different bands named Sky. 1. Sky was an English-based progressive rock band, formed in 1978 when classical guitarist John Williams decided to team up with Herbie Flowers, Francis Monkman, Tristan Fry and Kevin Peek. After a protracted search for a record company, they eventually signed with the small European label Ariola Records. Their self-titled debut album was highly successful in Britain and Australia. Their follow up double album, "Sky 2", was even more so being the tenth highest selling in Britain for all of 1980.