Mike Sax and the Idols

Mike Sax vocals and rhythm
Ray Sax bass
John Sykes lead
Graham (basher) Bailey drums

We were originally, Mike Sax and the Vikings, but Carl Wayne and the Vikings were already recording with Philips, so we changed our name to the Idols.

Our first record was, 'Don't Walk Away' reaching No.1 in Turkey for a few weeks in 1965.

We played at 'The Rose and Crown' in Rimini (Italy) for the 1966 season.

Performing  just over the piazza from ourselves were the 'Casuals' who on returning home, recorded theirNo.1 'Jesamine'.

Our second recording was titled 'My Little One' a chrismas number. A few of the lyrics. . .

There's a sleigh that jingles thru the snow
If you're good Santa Claus is gonna go
Down your chimmney late tonight my little one
So go to sleep, don't try to peep until he's gone.

Mike Sax


Don't Walk Away


Our A and R man was Johnny Franz, who recorded Dusty Springfield, and  The Walker Brothers just to name a couple.




Mike Sax and the Idols also recorded a
brilliant original Christmas song on
Mercury..'My Little One'.







How nice to see a Harmony Meteor guitar. Apart from Keith Richards and me I haven't seen anyone else from "that era" playing one. It was my first "proper" guitar after a Hofner V3 and I only sold it when I bought a Strat. I saw one in a shop recently labelled £900!!

Bob Ainsworth



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