Gary Busey Resurrects Buddy Holly in Malibu

8/28/2011 3:00 AM PDT

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).