Stan Szelest, 48, rock pianist, died Jan. 20 in Woodstock, N.Y., of a heart attack. He was recording an album with Levon Helm, Rick Danko and Garth Hudson, former members of The Band, when he was stricken.

Szelest performed in concerts with Neil Young, Jackson Browne and Graham Nash, among others.

In 1958, he founded Stan & the Ravens, a blues-based group in western New York. He played with the group for more than 30 years. In addition, Szelest recorded with Stevie Ray Vaughan, Lonnie Mack, Delbert McClinton and other artists.

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