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

jimmy ellisSad 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-nominated tune skyrocketed to anthem status after being included on the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack in 1977 -- one can barely picture the young John Travolta without humming "Disco Inferno" (and "Stayin' Alive," of course). Fun fact: The Saturday Night Fever album remains the second best-selling soundtrack of all time -- first place goes to The Bodyguard.

Of course Saturday Night Fever wasn't the last we'd hear of "Disco Inferno" ...


Besides the original song, "Disco Inferno" is also:

1. A hit single by rapper 50 Cent

2. A "devilish '70s musical"

3. A '70s cover band

4. A Brown University Women's Ultimate Frisbee Team

5. Alter ego of World Championship Wrestler Glen Gilbertti

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