Here’s a rare shot of Stevie Wonder without his glasses. He and Jermaine Jackson were recording over at Motown Studios. After splitting off from his brothers, The Jacksons, Jermaine went on to record three solo albums but he didn’t have any major hits. So he went to long-time family friend Stevie Wonder, for a bit of professional assistance. They teamed up (as can be seen here) on Jermaine’s album “Let’s Get Serious” on which, Wonder wrote and produced three songs, including the title track and first single, “Let’s Get Serious”.
Jackson oversaw the other tracks on the album and just as they’d hoped, Jermaine Jackson finally scored a hit with both the album and single. Let’s Get Serious was released in 1980, sold 900,000 copies in the United States, and reached #6 on the Billboard album chart. It also logged five weeks at #1 on the Top R&B chart.