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Happy Birthday to Vini “Mad dog” Lopez – Born on January 22, 1949 played on Springsteen’s first two albums, Greetings from Asbury Park, N.J. and The Wild, the Innocent and the E Street Shuffle. Lopez started out in a drum & bugle corps. as a bugel player until the 8th grade. He attended a show at the U.S.O. club in Asbury Park NJ. Walking up to the club, he heard some great music coming from inside. He turned to his friend and said, “there’s a good band in here tonight.” His friend told…

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