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Perkins Son Peforms at Telethon

August 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.

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