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15-year-old girl committed suicide in 1971 after dancing on Top of the Pops and spending the night with a “well-known disc jockey”

I came across this story by accident as I was researching other subjects in back issues of The Guardian. In April 1971, 15-year-old Claire Ufland was found dead on her bedroom floor with empty pill bottles nearby. She had danced on Top of the Pops four times. But her mother had banned her from doing […]