Commercial Recording Corporation, "CRC", was started by Tom Merriman in 1955. Until the company closed in 1968, Tom Merriman had been an intermittent influence. He left in 1962 to work with Peter Frank but rejoined in 1965. He finally left in 1967 to start TM Productions with Jim Long. John Coyle had become a partner in CRC in 1959. He later would become the majority owner. He voluntarily closed the company in 1968.CRC package # 39 was produced for WSLS Radio and this package was used as the demo for the "Top Gun" series. Tom Merriman sang lead vocals.