Gary Busey Resurrects Buddy Holly in Malibu

8/28/2011 3:00 AM PDT

Gary Busey -- Resurrects Buddy Holly ... Through Crappy Karaoke


Gary Busey
was nominated for an Academy Award in 1978 for his portrayal of Buddy Holly... and this week he resurrected the role at a karaoke bar in Malibu.

Busey busted out a rendition of "Maybe Baby" at Cafe' Habana Wednesday night -- and the crowd went nuts.

Check out Busey tearing it up in "The Buddy Holly Story" back in '78 (below).