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Curtis Armstrong as Ahmet Ertegun

Curtis Armstrong as Ahmet Ertegun

An Oscar nomination? No way… but still, who knew casting Curtis “Booger” Armstrong as legendary Atlantic Records chief Ahmet Ertegun in the new film Ray would actually be an inspired choice? Not to mention Richard Schiff as Jerry Wexler and Rick Gomez as Tom Dowd. These three real men represent one of the greatest eras in American record label history, when Atlantic dominated the world of R&B and soul 40 years ago and changed pop music forever.

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