Chuck Treece

Long before skateboarders worshiped the grounds of Love Park, native Philadelphian Chuck Treece became the first African-American to grace the cover of Thrasher. Chuck is also credited with starting 80s skate-punk band McRad and in later years recorded for the likes of Sting and Billy Joel. Chuck has filled in drums for Pearl Jam and has toured with Bad Brains.

Layback Tailslide, 1984.

Photo: Glen E. Friedman