Ray interviewd Elvis on August 4th(?) 1969, he filed a concert review from Vegas to london for Rolling Stone magazine after watching one of the shows on August 1st 1969. Ray also wrote the 2015 "Being Elvis" biography.
Ray wrote the screenplay for That'll Be The Day and the sequel, Stardust, he also did... well, a million other things.
But I digress.... Ray had to battle Covid-19... and set a record in the process