Christine Keeler (1942-2017)

British showgirl Christine Keeler’s simultaneous affairs with the British war secretary and a Soviet military attache put her at the center of political scandal in the Cold War 1960s.

In 1989, the “Profumo Affair” was turned into the movie Scandal. Roland Gift, the singer for Fine Young Cannibals, had a small part in the film, but its theme was sung by Dusty Springfield, with the Pet Shop Boys:

Could that also be the theme of the current Russian scandal . . . at least for now?

Wayne Carson (1943-2015)

Gotta admit, Wayne Carson‘s name didn’t mean anything to me, but some of his songs sure do, especially those recorded by the Alex Chilton with the Box Tops — “The Letter” and “Soul Deep.”  And, of course, “Always on My Mind.”  As great as Willie Nelson‘s version is, . . .

. . . it’s the Pet Shop Boys‘ cover that is “always on my mind”: