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    'Burn Baby Burn!' - Trammps frontman James T. Ellis dead at 74

    James T. Ellis, singer for The Trammps, dies at 74 (AP)
    ROCK HILL, S.C. -- 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.

    The Trammps released "Disco Inferno" - the song with the popular refrain - in 1976. The song was featured in the iconic movie "Saturday Night Fever," its soundtrack winning the Grammy Award for Album of the Year in 1978. "Disco Inferno" soared up to No. 11 on Billboard's Hot 100 on May 27, 1978.
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    He will be missed! I loved his music, especially Disco Inferno! Brings back memories of the times spent with friends at club's back in the day...

    May he rest in peace, and thanks for the memories from times gone by...
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    Many times my sister and I have danced to that song. So sad.
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    Daily Mail article with good picture of the man:

    Disco Inferno singer Jimmy Ellis dies at the age of 74



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