Show-Boat Lounge

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The Show-Boat Lounge or Bachelor's Showboat was a nightclub at 2229 Morris Avenue. It was owned by Al Rocco and Robert Pappas, two of the founding members of The Bachelors musical group.

The lounge was noted through the 1970s for featured singer Vicki Hallman, who drew crowds each week.

On the evening of August 18, 1977 Chicago businessman Nigel Harlan was abducted shortly after leaving the club and later found dead in Shelby County. The sensational nature of the crime imperiled the fledgling Morris Avenue entertainment district.


  • Kennedy, Harold (September 2, 1977) "'Mystery man' suspect hunted in Harlan case." The Birmingham News