Perkins Son Peforms at Telethon
Aug. 18, 1998
JACKSON, Tenn. (AP) _ ``Blue Suede Shoes'' is still making money _ and for a good cause, too.
The son of the late rockabilly star Carl Perkins played ``Blue Suede Shoes'' and some of his father's other hits during a nine-hour telethon to raise money for his father's favorite charity.
The show took in $300,000 for the Carl Perkins Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse. The center serves children in Tennessee.
Stan Perkins, who played drums in his father's band, highlighted a lineup of local performers.
Perkins died in January of complications from a series of strokes. He was 65.