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Jimmy Ellis Dead: 'Disco Inferno' Singer From the Trammps Dies at 74

Hulton Archive, Getty Images ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) - James T. "Jimmy" Ellis, who belted out the refrain "Burn, baby burn!" in a 1970s-era disco hit that's still replayed in modern sports arenas, has died. He was 74. David Turner of Bass-Cauthen Funeral Home in Rock Hill, S.C., said the frontman for The Trammps died Thursday at a nursing home in the city. A cause of death was not immediately known.
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'Disco Inferno' Singer Jimmy Ellis Dies -- Dead at 74

Pop Culture / Celebrity : TMZ.com (3 years ago)

Jimmy Ellis, who sung lead vocals for The Trammps on their 1970s classic "Disco Inferno," died yesterday in South Carolina. He was 74.Eliis died from complications due to Alzheimer's disease, his daughter told the NY Times."Disco In... Read Post

'Disco Inferno' singer James Ellis dies

Entertainment : Lifeline Live (3 years ago)

James Ellis, the man who made "burn, baby, burn" a household phrase, has died. He was 74. Read Post

'Disco Inferno' Singer Jimmy Ellis Dies But His Legacy Lives On (VIDEO)

Entertainment : The Stir By CafeMom: Entertainment (3 years ago)

Post by Jacqueline Burt Sad news: Jimmy Ellis, who sang the 1970's hit "Disco Inferno" for the Trammps, died yesterday in South Carolina from complications associated with Alzheimer's disease. He was 74 years old. The Grammy-nominat... Read Post


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