The founder of a rock band that had a string of hits in the 1970s was charged today with assault. The AP reports that Donald Fagen, a founder of Steely Dan, was charged with assaulting his wife at their home in Manhattan. The report cites court papers and law enforcement officials.
“The 67-year-old former lead singer allegedly shoved Libby Titus into a marble window frame, knocking her to the ground Monday afternoon at their Upper East Side apartment,” the story reports. “The assault caused Titus, 68, to ‘suffer bruising and swelling to her right arm, as well as substantial pain,’ according to the criminal complaint.”
Steely Dan, which has continued to be a live concert draw in this century, consists mainly of Fagen and his longtime musical partner Walter Becker. The band is best known for ’70s hits such as “Reelin’ in the Years,” “Do It Again” and “Rikki Don’t Lose That Number.”