Dixon burst out laughing, then leaped up and continued the tour.
Asked what was so funny, he quickly responded: "Because Marvin Gaye slept on this couch!"
All three of the Hitsville visitors spoke of their great respect and admiration for Gordy and the history of Motown and how important they felt it was to do it justice on stage.
"There's an energy here that is palpable still," Randolph-Wright said. "And it remains in this space. I think more than anything, the second I walked in here, it told me that I have to be honest" in telling the Motown story.
The first time he visited the museum, Randolph-Wright remembered walking into the gift shop, where he "bought everything," including a Temptations T-shirt that read: "Live It Again."
"I love that, because that's what we're doing," he said.
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