The legendary group Skyy appear on TV One’s award-winning program Unsung on March 15, 2020 at 10 pm ET/9C. But just who are they? A homegrown product of Brooklyn, New York, Skyy was formed in 1973 by songwriter/guitarist Solomon Roberts Jr. and producer/songwriter Randy Muller, and joined by the fabulous Dunning sisters—Denise, Delores and Bonne—who solidified the band’s place as one of the premiere dance and funk outfits of their day. Signed by Salsoul Records in the late ’70s, Skyy became wildly popular in New York’s emerging disco scene with a series of early hits like “First Time Around,” “High” and “Here’s to You.”
The band then scored its biggest success with the crossover hit “Call Me” in 1981. With the death of disco and rise of hip-hop, Skyy took a tumble in the mid ’80s and lost its record deal when Salsoul closed its doors in 1986, but years later miraculously revived with two number one hits, “Start of a Romance” and “Real Love.” Unfortunately, the band couldn’t keep up the newfound momentum and disbanded in 1992. But four years the Dunning sisters got back together as the Ladies of Skyy and continue to perform the band’s signature hits with the joy and exuberance that won them countless fans in their glory days.