VH1 viewers have voted British singer Robbie Williams "the greatest man in music", putting Ireland's Bono in sixth place.

Williams came 77,000 votes ahead of his nearest rival, Michael Jackson in the music TV channel poll.

The late US crooner Elvis Presley came third, while former Beatle John Lennon was voted fourth - fellow Beatle Paul McCartney only came 20th.

In fifth place was Freddie Mercury, followed by Bono, Elton John, George Michael, David Bowie and Sting.

More than 500,000 votes were cast in the survey.