|The Trammps, based in Philadelphia, were one of the first disco bands. Their first major success was with 1972's "Zing! Went the Strings of My Heart". The first disco track they released was "Love Epidemic" in 1973.
They are most remembered for their hit single "Disco Inferno" (1976), which was included on the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack in 1977 and achieved the Number 11 position on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in May 1978. Other hits included "Hold Back the Night" (1975) and "That's Where the Happy People Go" (1975). In 1977, the Trammps released the song "The Night the Lights Went Out" to commemorate the electrical blackout that affected New York on 13 July 1977 (see New York City Blackout of 1977).
On September 19, 2005 the groups signature record "Disco Inferno" was inducted into the Dance Music Hall of Fame at a ceremony held in New York. The Trammps nowadays tour in Europe, and have accompanied many famous Dutch artist in concert.