AP File Photo Pete Seeger, with a banjo slung over his shoulder, is accompanied by his wife, Toshi, as he arrives at the federal court in New York for sentencing on a conviction for contempt of Congress on April 4, 1961. He was given a one-year sentence for refusing to answer questions about possible Communist affiliations. Before he was sentenced, Seeger asked Judge Thomas F. Murphy for permission to sing a song. The judge declined. The sentence was eventually overturned on appeal.