The Dorothy Curran Wednesday Night Concert Series grand finale brings the legendary Trammps back to City Hall Plaza on Aug. 22, at 7 p.m.
The series is presented by Mayor Martin J. Walsh, the Mayor’s Office of Tourism, Sports, and Entertainment, the Boston Commission on Affairs of the Elderly, and the Boston Parks and Recreation Department in partnership with title sponsor Bank of America. Additional support is provided by Polar Beverages.
The Philadelphia-based Trammps – featuring vocalists Jimmy Ellis, Harold “Doc” Wade, and Stanley Wade – got their start when they recruited top-notch musicians from the ranks of Gamble and Huff’s Philly International label and Vince Montana’s Salsoul Orchestra.
Their first release, an updated remake of “Zing Went The Strings Of My Heart,” originally recorded by Judy Garland in 1943, reached #17 on the R&B charts. More hits followed, including “Hold Back The Night,” “Where The Happy People Go,” and “Soul Bones” with a harmonica solo by Stevie Wonder. In 1977 the Trammps scored a worldwide smash with their signature song “Disco Inferno,” featured on the soundtrack of “Saturday Night Fever.”
For more information, call 617-635-4505 or visit the Parks Department online at boston.gov/departments/parks-and-recreation or facebook.com/bostonparksdepartment.