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Message #22. This is a followup to #21.

Name:Jerry
Date:Saturday July 12, 2003 3:19:13 pm MDT
Subject:Re: Grateful Dead's Bertha
Message:Deadhead wrote:
> Does anyone know where the name of the Grateful Dead song
> Bertha came from?
>
> I seem to remember hearing a long time ago that Bertha was the name
> given to some appliance in the Dead's office or something, but I
> can't remember any specifics.  Thanks to anyone who can help me....

Yes, Bertha was the name given to a large fan which they used to cool their office.  Bertha "really had to move" across the floor when it was running.

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