Dex Johnson


Oral History Information

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Job Title
Former Vice President
Company Name
Mississippi Music

Dex Johnson grew up in the music retail business. His mother and father formed their store, Mississippi Music, after World War II and his father became an industry leader, even serving as President of NAMM in the 1970s. Dex worked in every department of the company and managed several of the locations of Mississippi Music over his career. Dex’s wife, Rosi, served as president of the company and together the couple became strong supporters of several industry programs and organizations including NASMD for which Rosi served as the first female president of the board, making Dex “The First Dude.”