To Gary, Best Wishes, Ringo Starr. The healing power of music.

-2-1The power and healing of music is clearly evident in this wonderful story of an autistic boy and the connection he made with Ringo’s voice and the song Yellow Submarine.

Peace and Love,

Gary Rocks.

Above a black and white photograph of Ringo Starr that has been autographed on the reverse by Ringo in blue ballpoint pen.

Ringo has added the dedication ‘To Gary best Wishes’ above his name.

The autographs comes with a very touching letter from the original recipient, Gary Pressman that reads “The following two photos and autographs were posted to me via the Apple corporation in 1972.

The correspondence started when I was ten with Autism and in those far off days there was no cure. However whilst lying in front of the radio the song, Yellow Submarine came on sung by Ringo. Immediately I started to reach to this stimuli after previously being unresponsive. This led to a breakthrough. The Beatles got to hear about this via there management and a delighted Ringo got in touch. We emigrated to South Africa in 1969 and in 1975 when he came over for a promotional tour we met up in his hotel room and had a long chat coupled with a drum lesson. My parents and the press were present  and it was widely reported in the South African press. I work a lot with Autism societies nowadays and if there is one thing I do realise and that is how lucky I am

Screen shot 2015-04-18 at 11.06.28 AMA superb example of an early Ringo signature. A wonderfully touching story. And yes, my name too.

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