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NOT M.J.’S STRONGEST RECORDING: The most surprising testimony in the first day of the trial may have come from Michael Jackson himself, the Times reported. Deputy Dist. Atty. David Walgren played a recording that had never been publicly heard in which a heavily drugged Jackson, mumbles incoherently about his hopes to blow away audiences on his run of London concerts. The prosecution said it was recorded on Murray's iPhone, showing the doctor was aware of "Michael's state" as he continued to dose him with drugs. As the recording played, Katherine Jackson bit her lip and wiped away tears as La Toya held her hand. For the duration of the trial, which is expected to last five weeks, you’ll find extensive coverage at www.latimes.com/news/local/michael-jackson-trial. (9/28a)