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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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