The Pines Club
and The Pacesetters

by Michael Majerus
(Everett, Wa.)

The Pines Club

The Pines Club

I was raised in Alaska and left for 8 or 9 years at age 17.

In 1977, I was offered a job as the lead guitar player for The Pacesetters, one month guaranteed.

I drove back up the Alcan and started in August 1977 at the Pines.It was one of the best moves I ever made.

The musicians in Alaska were, in my opinion, the best in the business.

We played 5, sometimes 7 nights a week and every night was a party. A packed house nearly every night.

I learned more about the music business there than anywhere before or since. Nancy Lee, Dixie Hatfield, Lenny Curcuruto, Bill Nauman and many others all working toward one goal… keeping the crowd dancing.

Those were the days my friends, the most fun I've ever had playing music.

A Note from Anchorage Memories

Very interesting.

Anchorage was fortunate indeed to have so many talented entertainers providing shows and music for Anchorage to enjoy.

And audiences appreciated being able to have an evening out with friends that included music and dancing.

You obviously found it very rewarding as a musician.

Thank you for sharing your story.


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You can hear the Pacesetters from the 1970s.

Take a look at these Recorded Live Shows and enjoy.

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Mar 02, 2024
Live at the Pines
by: Sherrie

We moved to Anchorage in 1983.

Newly married at the age of 19, and my husband was stationed at Ft. Richardson.

We lived in a small apartment on Government Hill. No TV, and no phone, but we did have a beautiful view of Anchorage and we had a radio.

We would listen to the broadcast, "Live at the Pines".

Happy memory.

Jun 15, 2023
Souvenir from the Pines
by: Trevor

My dad served in the Air Force in the 1960s in Alaska.

He brought home an old ashtray and recently gave it to me. It came from the Pines.

Mar 01, 2022
Original Pines Club
by: Anonymous

The picture shown is of the "new" Pines Club.

The original used to be a block down the road on the NW corner of Lake Otis and Tudor.

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